Dominika Cibulkova gives Slovakia 1-0 lead over Spain

Updated: 21 April 2012 19:28 IST

Dominika Cibulkova gave Slovakia a 1-0 lead over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff by beating Lourdes Dominguez-Lino in straight sets on Saturday.

Marbella, Spain:

Dominika Cibulkova gave Slovakia a 1-0 lead over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff by beating Lourdes Dominguez-Lino in straight sets on Saturday.

The 17th-ranked Cibulkova hit 24 winners, 17 with her powerful forehand, to defeat her Spanish rival 6-3, 6-0 on the outdoor clay court.

Cibulkova claimed victory in just under one hour and 20 minutes with an unreachable forehand down the line.

Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova plays Spain's No. 1 Silvia Soler-Espinosa in Saturday's second singles match.

Topics : Tennis Silvia Soler-Espinosa Daniela Hantuchova Serena Williams Samantha Stosur Dominika Cibulkova
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