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Jackson, Fed Cup team motivated by doubters

Jamea Jackson led the United States to the semifinals of the Fed Cup. Bonnie DeSimone explains that the 19-year-old Jackson could be the future of American women's tennis.

Updated: April 25, 2006, 4:58 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

News that the 17-time champion U.S. Fed Cup team would have to do without Lindsay Davenport and the Williams sisters in the quarterfinals didn't get a lot of love in a post-announcement smattering of headlines, which described the roster as "depleted" and "patchwork."

Turns out that rampant pessimism was a case of not seeing the forest for the trees -- in particular, one young sapling who last weekend showed she may be ready to emerge from the shade cast by those long-dominant, now ...

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