Britain lose 3-0 to Russia

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Britain were beaten for the second successive day in Pool A of the Fed Cup Europe-Africa zone Group One when they lost 3-0 to Russia at La Manga, Spain, yesterday. Sam Smith, from Essex, who has been making her debut in the competition this week, lost 6-1, 6-3 to Elena Makarova in the opening singles match. Russia then took a winning 2-0 lead when Elena Likhovtseva beat the British No 1, Clare Wood 6-4, 6-4 in the top singles.

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