Davis Cup: Spain name Gala Leon Garcia as captain

Gala Leon

Spain have appointed Gala Leon Garcia as their first female Davis Cup captain, replacing Carlos Moya.

Leon Garcia, 40, achieved a career-high singles ranking of 27 in a 14-year career that ended in 2004.

Britain's two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray on Twitter:
"Congrats to Gala Leon Garcia for becoming first female Spanish Davis Cup captain today... hopefully first of many!"

Moya had been asked to stay on as captain despite seeing Spain relegated from the World Group for the first time in 18 years with defeat by Brazil.

Spain were without both Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer for the loss to Brazil and the earlier defeat by Germany.

Moya said: "If the Davis Cup returns to being a real objective for the players, then the door is always open on my part."