Davenport's Fed Cup lobbying efforts fail with Williams sisters
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Lindsay Davenport says she wanted to talk Venus and Serena Williams into taking part in the next round of Fed Cup -- but failed.
Davenport will lead the U.S. team that faces Russia late next month in Moscow. She said she lobbied Venus Williams about playing when they crossed paths at a tournament in Memphis last month.
"It didn't work," Davenport said, laughing. "She said that
she wasn't going. I tried for about one minute, and she just smiled
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