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Fed Cup focus turns to who did show up

Updated: April 23, 2010, 8:47 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford, ESPN.com

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- They're even. The Fed Cup semifinalist squads from the United States and Russia, depleted by injury and disinterest, essentially have three combatants apiece instead of the requisite four.

Now, finally, the story can be about who is here instead of who's not. It's actually a pretty good tale, even though there's only one top-10 player in the combined lineups.

Melanie Oudin, whose breakthrough runs at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open came a mere matter of ...

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