Cameron Norrie beat Rafael Nadal for the first time and Katie Swan saw off Nuria Parrizas-Diaz to put Great Britain 2-0 up over Spain in their United Cup group stage encounter.
Norrie came from a set down to beat the 22-time Grand Slam champion 3-6 6-3 6-4 at the Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney.
The 27-year-old had lost his four previous meetings with Nadal.
Australian Open champion Nadal, 36, cruised through the first set, but Norrie broke Nadal’s serve in the sixth game of the second set and held his own to level the contest.
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World number 14 Norrie broke early in the deciding set and saved two break points while leading 3-2 before serving out for victory.