The Williams sisters will join the core U.S. Fed Cup group of Melanie Oudin, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Liezel Huber, who have led the United States to its second straight Fed Cup Final.
The best-of-five rubber series begins on Saturday, November 6, with two singles rubbers featuring each country’s No. 1 singles player facing the No. 2 singles player from the other nation. The event concludes the next day with “reverse singles,” as the No. 1 player from each country face off followed by the No. 2 singles players meeting. The second day of competition concludes with a doubles rubber. Per ITF rules for the Fed Cup Final, Sunday’s schedule is subject to change after one country wins three rubbers.
Fed Cup rules require nations to submit an initial official roster of three or four players no less than 10 days prior to the start of play. Captains can change one or two players on the final roster that is submitted up to one hour before the draw which is held the day before matches begin.
Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the U.S. vs. Italy Fed Cup Final.