Wimbledon champion Andy Murray beat Sam Querrey, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3, to clinch Britain's first-round Davis Cup victory against the United States at Petco Park in San Diego.
Murray won his 18th straight Davis Cup singles match, and Britain beat the Americans for the first time since 1935.
Britain advanced to the World Group quarterfinals for the first time since 1986. It will face Italy, which defeated Argentina.
Murray split tiebreakers with Querrey in the first two sets, breezed through the third set in 29 minutes and won the match when Querrey returned a serve long.
Britain clinched the match at 3-1. The fourth singles match was canceled.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia beat third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the final of the Open GDF Suez at Paris for the sixth title of her career.
Pavlyuchenkova captured her first title of the season and her first since winning the Portugal Open in May 2013.
The unseeded Russian dictated the points, making 48 winners to 18 for Errani.
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