Stephens boost for US
Minsk, Belarus — Sloane Stephens is back in the United States team for the Fed Cup final, and Victoria Azarenka is missing for Belarus.
Stephens, who won the US Open this year for her first major title, missed the opening two rounds of the international team competition because of a foot injury. But she is back and will be playing alongside Coco Vandeweghe, Shelby Rogers and Alison Riske in the best-of-five series this weekend in Minsk.
The United States is looking to win the Fed Cup for the first time in 17 years, while Belarus is playing in the final for the first time.