Former world No. 1 star Lindsay Davenport will play Fed Cup tennis for the United States in February.
The United States Tennis Association and captain Zina Garrison announced that Davenport would play against Germany in the best-of-five quarterfinal tie in La Jolla from February 2-3.
"Lindsay is such a great Fed Cup competitor and her return to tennis last season proved her love for and commitment to the game," Garrison said. "We are thrilled to have her back on the U.S. Fed Cup team. It will be exciting to watch her compete for her country once again."
Davenport hasn't played a singles match in the U.S. since the 2006 U.S. Open. She took some time off to start a family with her husband, Jon Leach, and the couple had their first child in June of this year.
The three-time Grand Slam singles champion returned from an 11-month absence to win a pair of titles, in Bali and Quebec City, in 2007.
"I am honored to represent my country on the U.S. Fed Cup team once again," Davenport said. "My Fed Cup appearances have given me some of the best memories of my career and I look forward to La Jolla and helping our team advance to the semifinals."
The 31-year-old Davenport has posted a brilliant 31-2 overall record in Fed Cup play, including 25-2 in singles. She made her Fed Cup debut back in 1993 and has led the U.S. to five finals and three titles on her way to breaking the record for most years on a U.S. Fed Cup team with 10. Davenport has not lost a Fed Cup match since 1994 and has not appeared on a losing team since 1995.
Fed Cup is the world's largest annual international women's team competition, with 86 countries set to compete in 2008. The United States leads all nations with 17 Fed Cup titles, but hasn't hoisted the chalice since 2000.