France has defeated Spain, 5-0, to earn a place in the finals of the Fed Cup women's tennis competition in Moscow.
The French started the day Thursday, up 2-0, and then swept the reverse singles and the doubles competition.
Nathalie Dechy of France defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. Tatiana Golovin of France downed Marta Marrero of Spain 6-3, 6-4. Marion Bartoli and Emilie Loit of France then defeated Marta Marrero and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain in the doubles 7-5, 6-2.
The French are trying to win their third Fed Cup title and are bidding to become the first nation since the United States in 1999-2000 to win two successive Fed Cup titles. France takes on the winner of the Russia-Austria series. Russia leads that series, 2-0.