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U.S. players competing abroad could be targets

Originally Published: September 11, 2002
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- When the United States Tennis Association, in the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedies, pulled out of last November's Fed Cup finals in Madrid, Spain, it was nearly fined by the International Tennis Federation.

The U.S. was a two-time defending champion, having won the 1999 and 2000 titles in Palo Alto, Calif., and Las Vegas. But in deference to the victims -- and the palpable fear of another act of terrorism -- the USTA declined to send its team abroad.

Later, a dozen members ...

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