Don't get hopes too high on Venus Williams

Updated: February 3, 2012, 3:50 PM ET
By Peter Bodo

On the face of it, this weekend's U.S.-Belarus Fed Cup tie in Worcester, Mass. seems like a strictly minor league event in a town whose major sporting teams are the Tornadoes (baseball), the Sharks (hockey) and the New England Surge, an indoor football team that will not be playing indoors Sunday.

At least not this Sunday, in Indianapolis.

The tie is a World Group II first-rounder, which in tennis parlance means it's a struggle between two teams hoping to make it back into the elite ...

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