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Davenport to Skip Fed Cup Against Russia

Wimbledon runner-up Lindsay Davenport has withdrawn from the U.S. Fed Cup tennis team for its semifinal against Russia because of a back injury.

Jill Craybas, who beat Serena Williams at the All England Club last month, has replaced Davenport. Craybas lost to Venus Williams, who is the Fed Cup team's top singles player.

The 32-year-old Craybas will play doubles with Corina Morariu, shifting Mashona Washington to the number-two singles slot. It will be Craybas' second appearance in the Fed Cup.

The U.S.-Russia match will take place this Saturday and Sunday on an indoor clay court at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow. The winner faces the winner of this weekend's other Fed Cup semifinal between France and Spain. The championship is set for mid-September.

Some information for this report provided by AP.