Re: Lisa Raymond cheering thread
I think Lisa was offered before Liezel. She had higher ranking. I doubt MJF asked Lisa while Sloane was still on team, Sloane is good at doubles. Or she could have asked Lisa after Sloane withdrew in the attempt of giving doubles a good try...not that they would have won, but still. I think the first option.
I think Lisa and MJF are friends. That's what I thought. They've played doubles together before, most notably that painful 1998 Fed Cup SF match vs. Spain. Her, Lindsay, and MJF all got along well.
I think she declined because of inconvenience. Going to Italy on clay to play one match, that may not have even mattered, just before Doha where she has big points to defend is silly. Plus she knows how committed Liezel is to Fed Cup, so she probably gave it up easy.