Paris: Alize Cornet beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 7-6 (4) Sunday to give France a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group II match.
Cornet won six straight games to rally from a 2-0 deficit and take the first set. The 25th-ranked Frenchwoman broke back twice in the second set before Bacsinszky saved a match point at 5-4.
In the tiebreaker, Cornet jumped to a 5-2 lead and clinched victory when Bacsinszky's backhand sailed wide.
In Saturday's singles, Virginie Razzano dismissed Stefanie Voegele 6-2, 6-1 to give France the lead before the 16-year-old Belinda Bencic upset Cornet 7-5, 6-4 to level the tie.