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Spain leads Japan 2-0 in Fed Cup playoffs

Updated: April 20, 2013, 9:39 AM ET
Associated Press

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 ...

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