Former No. 1s Venus and Serena Williams will not compete for the U.S. Fed Cup team when they host Argentina in February, leaving the U.S. squad with no players ranked in the Top 35.
First-year captain Mary Joe Fernandez will defend U.S. turf with Bethanie Mattek, who is reportedly coming off an injury and missed the Australian Open after getting married, veteran Jill Craybas, rookie Melanie Oudin, and Liezel Huber in doubles with a partner to be named.
The weak Argentine squad is led by No. 45-ranked Gisela Dulko, and a list of minor league players including Betina Jozami, Soledad Esperon and Aranza Salut.
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