Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - Final #28!!! vs. Italy: Need a Miracle...
I'm sure she would have been if they saved her for doubles.
It's such a tough call because we have so many players outside of S/V that are around the same level of talent. I think it really comes down to who is in better form at the moment and who has experience. Melanie won a crucial point for us in 2009. She also won 2/3 live rubbers for us in the QF this year. Bethanie won two back to back points for us to defeat Russia. At the same time they have also flopped under pressure, so it's tough.
I just don't get having Christina as the 5th member. Should have been Vania, Lisa, or maybe even Slow-Anne. It just irritates me that we could possibly get this shit to doubles and not have a chance because we don't have a good second doubles player. Who knows, I think Liezel is a good coach and can be good as a team player. Liezel is going to have to step it up though big time.