"The 23-time grand slam champion joins seven-time major victor Venus Williams and world No 9 CoCo Vandeweghe on the squad that will face the Netherlands in Asheville, NC, February 10-11".
She will team with sister and world No. 5 Venus Williams, world No. 9 CoCo Vandeweghe and a yet-to-be-named fourth player to represent the United States against the Netherlands on February 10-11 in Asheville, N.C.
But this is Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, we're talking about, meaning it took her less than a month-just two and a half weeks-for her to get completely back on track.
Captain Kathy Rinaldi will name the fourth member of the squad for the best-of-five match, which will take place in North Carolina on 10 and 11 February, next week.
She said afterwards: "My coach and team always said, 'Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.' With that being said I am disappointed to say I've decided not to compete in The Australian Open this year".
Following the article, Serena told her fans on Facebook, "My personal experience was not great but it was MY experience and I'm happy it happened to me".
Serena Williams started off the year by announcing that she was pulling out from playing in the Australia Open-quite understandably so, since she'd given birth to her first child, her daughter Alexis Olympia, only four months prior. "I'm very much looking forward to having her back on the tour".
The US beat Belarus last year for an 18th Fed Cup title, their first in 17 years.
She played in an exhibition match on December 30 to test her game, but then made a decision to pull out of this month's Australian Open.