Spain leads Japan 2-0 in Fed Cup World Group playoffs

by: AP | April 20, 2013

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

TENNIS.com

BARCELONA, Spain -- Carla Suarez and Silvia Soler-Espinosa won singles matches on Saturday to give Spain a 2-0 lead over Japan in the Fed Cup World Group playoffs.

Suarez beat Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-4 in the first match and Soler-Espinosa later defeated Ayumi Morita 6-2, 6-3.

Suarez won the first set with relative ease on the outdoor clay court at Real Club de Polo tennis club.

Spain's top-ranked player took a 4-1 lead before losing three straight games. But Doi hit her ninth double-fault to drop serve, allowing Suarez to wrap up the match when the Japanese player netted her return.

Soler-Espinosa's reliable serve helped her ease past Morita. She was broken only once in the match.

Reverse singles and doubles will be played Sunday.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Novak Djokovic has yet to step foot on a court since ending season

The Serbian ended his season before the US Open due to injuries.

Fabio Fognini and Dzumhur reach final of St. Petersburg Open

They are both fighting for their first title from the German tournament.

Benoit Paire faces qualifier Gojowczyk in Moselle Open final

This is the Frenchman's first final of the year.