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Sevastova seals historic win for Latvia

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Latvia's tennis player Anastasija Sevastova made history on home soil as she outclassed Rebeca Sramkova - 6:3, 6:2 to drive Latvia to the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group playoffs by givinng her nation a 3:0 lead against Slovakia in Riga.

Jelena Ostapenko and Diana Marcinkevica then competed the tie with 6:2, 6:3 victory over Tereza Mihalikova and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova to complete Latvia's 4:0 victory.

On Saturday Latvia took lead with 2:0 - Jelena Ostapenko beat Rebeca Sramkova 7:5, 6:7, 6:1, but Sevastova beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova - 6:4, 6:0.

The victoty has personal and collective consequences. Latvia will contest the World Group play-offs for the first time in their history on 20-21 April, on which the draw will be held on 12 February.

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