France, Argentina advance
STUTTGART, Germany -- France secured a spot in the Davis Cup semifinals when Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga swept the doubles Saturday in straight sets to give their team an unassailable 3-0 lead over Germany.
France will play either Spain or the United States. The Spaniards lead the Americans 2-0.
France lost to Serbia in last year's final, while Germany was looking to reach its first semifinal since 2007. France improved to 7-2 against Germany and has not lost to its neighbor since 1938.
Argentina 5, Kazakhstan 0
Argentina ran up an insurmountable 3-0 lead on Friday with a victory in doubles.
Argentina will face either Sweden or Serbia in the semifinals. Argentina has never won the Davis Cup and has finished second three times: 1981, 2006 and 2008.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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