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Sharapova to play for Russia in Fed Cup semifinals vs. U.S.

Updated: July 6, 2007, 8:29 AM ET
Reuters

MOSCOW -- World No. 2 Maria Sharapova will lead defending champion Russia in next week's Fed Cup semifinals against the United States.

The Florida-based Sharapova will make her eagerly awaited debut for her native country after turning down a chance to represent Russia in a major international team competition on several occasions in the past.

Russia Fed Cup captain Shamil Tarpishchev also named Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova and Anna Chakvetadze, all ranked in the top ...

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