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Melanie Oudin to lead U.S.

Updated: April 13, 2011, 2:11 PM ET
Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany -- The United States will use two teenagers when it plays Germany in the Fed Cup relegation playoffs this weekend.

Captain Mary Joe Fernandez said Wednesday that 19-year-old Melanie Oudin and 18-year-old Christina McHale will play singles in the best-of-five series on indoor red clay at Porsche Arena.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands is sidelined with an injury and Venus Williams is expected to attend but is not fit to play after a hip injury.

Mattek-Sands, also suffering ...

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