WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association says Serena and Venus Williams have committed to playing in the Fed Cup final against Italy in November.
Neither Williams has competed in the Fed Cup since 2007.
U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez says Thursday that "you always want to have your best players" and she is "very excited" the sisters are available.
The Americans haven't won the Fed Cup title since 2000. They lost to Italy in last year's final.
The best-of-five-match series is Nov. 6-7 on an indoor hard court at the San Diego Sports Arena.
Also on the U.S. roster are Melanie Oudin, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Liezel Huber. Fernandez calls it "one of the strongest lineups in years."
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A five-county funeral procession is being held Sunday for San Diego firefighter Cory Iverson who died battling the Thomas Fire.
Three people were injured Sunday morning when a single-engine plane crashed near a public airport in the East County.
A driver's license and drunken driving checkpoint in Poway resulted in four arrests, sheriff's officials said Sunday.
Despite recent windy, dry conditions, some San Diegans were treated to cool weather, and in some areas, light sprinkles this weekend.
Distraught doesn't begin to describe the family of Jermaine Barnes, a Mountain View man left with life-threatening brain injuries after he was hit by a car Friday night outside of his home.
Gun owners were given the chance to trade in their unwanted firearms for cash or a skateboard at a gun buyback event hosted by local police and faith leaders on Saturday.
More than 140 children received early Christmas gifts Saturday thanks to a local church and the county's bravest men and women.
The replacement event for the long-running but now-defunct Chargers Blood Drive was held Saturday at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center.
After 10 days of destruction, the Lilac Fire was 100 percent contained Saturday, fire officials announced.