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Russia clinch another Fed Cup title

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:01

Ranked seventh in the world, Kuznetsova helped the Russians clinch their fourth title in five years with a hard-fought 5-7 6-3 6-4 victory in 2 hours, 39 minutes.

Kuznetsova and ninth-ranked Vera Zvonareva had posted victories on Saturday to give Russia a commanding 2-0 lead.

In the doubles match, Russia completed the 4-0 sweep behind Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, who posted a 6-2 6-1 triumph over the duo of Nuria Llagostera and Vives/Carla Suarez Navarro.

Spain, who have now lost five of their six meetings against Russia, have not won a Fed Cup title since 1998.

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