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.
Results Sunday from the Fed Cup World Group playoff between Spain and Slovakia on an outdoor clay court at the Puente Romano tennis club:
Spain 2, Slovakia 3 Reverse Singles Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Spain, 6-4, 6-4.
Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, def. Lourdes Dominguez-Lino, Spain, 0-6, 7-6(4), 6-4.
Arantxa Parra-Santonja and Nuria Llagostera, Spain...