Serena Williams is back on the U.S. Fed Cup team for the first time since 2007. Surprise U.S. Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin is also on the roster announced Tuesday by the U.S. Tennis Association for the Nov. 7-8 final against host Italy. Williams leads active women with 11 Grand Slam singles titles and is 4-0 in Fed Cup singles matches over her career.
Her sister Venus is not on the team. Top-ranked doubles player Liezel Huber and Alexa Glatch round out the roster. U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez says she strongly believes her team can win the Fed Cup title, something the country hasn't done since 2000.