South Africa Secure Fed Cup Promotion

South Africa have qualified for 2016 Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in their play-off against Finland on Saturday in Talinn, Estonia.  The South Africans won their pool thanks to wins against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt and the host nation before meeting the Finns for the right to promotion.  In the opening singles rubber Chanel Simmonds defeated Piia Suomalainen 6-2, 6-4 before the country’s number one singles player Chani Scheepers secured promotion with a 6-2, 6-0 beating of Ella Leivo.

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