Italy secured a spot within the final 4 of the Billie Jean King Cup Finals with victory over Group D rivals Germany in Seville.
Straight-sets wins for Martina Trevisan and Jasmine Paolini gave the Italians, four-time champions, an insurmountable 2-0 lead within the tie.
World No 43 Trevisan beat Eva Lys 7-6 (8) 6-1 whereas Paolini, ranked No 30 in singles, noticed off Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-3 6-2.
Within the doubles, Lucia Bronzetti and Elisabetta Cocciaretto gained 6-4 6-7 (4) (11-9) in a match tiebreak towards Friedsam and Laura Siegemund.
Following a 2-1 win over France on Wednesday, the Italians progress to the final 4 of the event for the primary time since 2014.
In Group B, final 12 months’s runner-up Australia stored alive their hopes of progress with a 2-1 win over Kazakhstan.
After dropping to Slovenia within the opening tie on Tuesday, the Australians had been in want of a response, which Storm Hunter produced when beating Anna Danilina 7-6 (2) 6-4 within the opening singles.
Kazakhstan, although, had been quickly stage after Yulia Putintseva defeated Kimberly Birrell 6-0 7-5.
The end result was determined within the doubles rubber, the place new WTA doubles world No 1 Hunter paired with Ellen Perez to ultimately see off Danilina and Putintseva in a match tiebreak to finish a 6-1 4-6 (10-5) victory.
The winner of Group B shall be decided after Friday’s tie between Kazakhstan and Slovenia.