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Spain seal place in Fed Cup Finals

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Filed on February 8, 2020 | Last updated on February 8, 2020 at 09.31 pm
Spain seal place in  Fed Cup Finals
DOMINANT: Carla Suarez returns the ball to Japan's Kurumi Nara.

(AFP)

Spain led 2-0 overnight and the 31-year-old Suarez Navarro wasted little time finishing off Japan

Spain raced into the Fed Cup Finals as they raced into an unassailable 3-0 lead over Japan, with Carla Suarez Navarro claiming the winning point at the La Manga Club on Saturday.
The five-time champions are the first nation to join exempted France, Australia, Czech Republic and hosts Hungary in the revamped finals taking place in April. Seven other qualifying ties will be resolved later on Saturday to complete the lineup.
Canada trailed 2-0 to Switzerland overnight but a stunning win for 17-year-old world number 185 Leylah Annie Fernandez over world number five Belinda Bencic on Saturday gave them hope.
Spain led 2-0 overnight and the 31-year-old Suarez Navarro wasted little time finishing off Japan as she swept past Kurumi Nara 6-1 6-3 on the outdoor claycourt. Nara, 137 on the WTA rankings, was a late stand-in as Japan's number one Naomi Osaka did not take to the court after her dismal defeat by Sara Sorribes Tormo on Friday


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