Leylah Fernandez secured victory for Canada over hosts Spain on the BJK Cup Finals after successful a three-hour match which she described as a “bullfight”.
Fernandez, who misplaced to Britain’s Emma Raducanu within the 2021 US Open ultimate, edged previous Sara Sorribes Tormo 7-6 (10-8) 7-6 (9-7) in a tense battle.
Marina Stakusic put Canada 1-0 forward within the best-of-three Group C tie with a 6-3 6-1 win over Rebeka Masarova.
Earlier, Italy beat France in Group D on day two of the ladies’s workforce occasion.
Martina Trevisan and Jasmine Paolini received their singles matches to present Italy an unassailable lead earlier than France received the doubles match in a 2-1 defeat.
Twelve nations are participating within the finals of the competitors, which was previously generally known as the Fed Cup, with groups break up into 4 teams within the round-robin stage.
The group winners will advance to Saturday’s semi-finals earlier than the champions are topped after Sunday’s ultimate in Seville.
The winners will obtain prize cash of $2.4m (£2.1m), which is a part of an total fee pot of $9.6m (£8.4m) – a file determine for the occasion which matches the money awarded within the males’s equal Davis Cup.
Nice Britain didn’t qualify after dropping to France in April’s qualifying stage, as a substitute going into a play-off tie towards Sweden this weekend.