34498 - Russia take control in Moscow

Russia remain on course for a fifth Fed Cup title after Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova got the hosts off to a flying start in their quarter-final clash against Spain in Moscow.

World No. 3 Sharapova cruised past Silvia Soler Espinosa 6-2 6-1 before Kuznetsova completed an equally convincing 6-3 6-1 win over Spanish No. 1 Carla Suarez Navarro.

Sharapova will have the chance to wrap up the victory in the opening rubber on Sunday when she is due to face Suarez Navarro.

More to follow, including details of Germany v Czech Republic, Italy v Ukraine and Belgium v Serbia