Venus Williams coming to Birmingham for Fed Cup?

By Ashley Nix

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Gene Hallman of the Alabama Sports Foundation says he feels it is very likely Venus Williams will come to Birmingham to play in the Fed Cup the weekend of April 24th.

Hallman says he's 99% sure Venus will play with an outside chance her sister Serena could still commit to play.

Hallman says Serena has a very busy schedule around the dates of the Fed Cup and is also slightly injured.

Tuesday, Birmingham City Councilors voted to fund some of the work for the Fed Cup, but it didn't come without much debate and many questions about how the city will pay up.

FOX6 News will have more details about this tonight on FOX6 News at 5.

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