Russia produced a sensational comeback to defeat France 3-2 in the Fed Cup World Group 1st round tie after being down 0-2 on the first day of action in Moscow.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was first up for Russia and defeated Alize Cornet 3-6 6-3 6-2. Svetlana Kuznetsova then tied the rubber 2-2 when she defeated Virginie Razzano 6-4 6-4.
In the deciding match, Kuznetsova and Pavlyuchenkova teamed up in the doubles and they they defeated Cornet and Julie Coin 7-6 6-0.
In the semis Russia will face defending champions Italy at home in Russia.