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Spain beats Japan 4-0 in Fed Cup WG playoff

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Silvia Soler (left) and her Spanish teammates celebrate after beating Japan in the third FedCup playoff match.

Silvia Soler (left) and her Spanish teammates celebrate after beating Japan in the third FedCup playoff match.

Spain completed a 4-0 sweep of Japan in Fed Cup World Group play on Sunday by winning in a reverse singles match and the doubles match.

Carla Suarez beat Ayumi Morita 6-3, 7-5 to give Spain a 3-0 lead before doubles pair Anabel Medina and Lourdes Dominguez defeated Misaki Doi and Shuko Aoyama 6-4, 7-5.

Suarez, who won Spain's first point by defeating Doi on Saturday, used her reliable serve to take the first set. Japan's No. 1 saved one set point before sending her approach shot into the net to fall behind.

Suarez missed a chance to serve out the match up 5-3 in the second set, letting Morita rally to make it 5-all.

But the Spaniard broke Morita's serve to clinch the match in 1 hour, 48 minutes, when Morita's return of her deep forehand fell short.

The event was held on the outdoor clay court at Real Club de Polo tennis club.

Spain's Silvia Soler-Espinosa beat Morita in a singles match on Saturday.