France has almost as many players in the Top 100 as Spain, but for reasons yet to be confirmed, it is the Rafael Nadal-led Spaniards who get all the adulation, Sandra Harwitt writes.
All things considered, it's nothing short of shocking that the United States has reached the Davis Cup semifinals.
The U.S. Davis Cup team plays on the road for the sixth time in its last seven outings as it takes on France in this weekend's second round, Sandra Harwitt writes.
Now the U.S. team's top player, John Isner has a chance to establish his elite status
Melanie Oudin has taken her lumps since an unexpected run at the 2009 U.S. Open. But heading into this weekend's Fed Cup tie, U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez sees hope in Oudin's grit and a weakened French squad.