The US/Italy tie could get a bit more interesting, depending on who joins Venus on the team. According to a report out of DC, Serena has said no, Lindsay and Monica are unlikely for physical reasons, and Jen's another probable no. That's why Billie Jean is in constant contact with Chanda, trying to work out something that will fit into her schedule. (Chanda will be looking to rest her knee after Wimbledon.) If she can't go, it will be either Meg, who's been dinged up a bit, or Alex. Then things aren't so cut-and-dried.
But then, a lot will depend on which players actually play for Italy, barring any disputes with the federation.