Timea Bacsinszky drew Switzerland back level in their Fed Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal with Belarus in Minsk, cancelling out Aliaksandra Sasnovich's opening rubber win.
The Swiss No. 1 reisted a barrange of winners from Aryna Sabalenka to see off the 18-year-old Belarusian 64 75 in a one-hour 42-minute battle.
Where Sabalenka proved flashy - firing 21 winners off the ground - Bacsinszky proved a picture of consistency. She kept the unforced error count down, while Sabalenka threw in 50 in stats that told the true tale of the match.
Earlier, Sasnovich came through a tough three-set match against Viktorija Golubic to give Belarus a 1-0 lead.
The Belarusian, ranked 42 places below her opponent, fought back from a break down in the deciding set to win the match 63 57 75 in two hours 48 minutes. It was a second win in as many weeks for Sasnovich over Golubic as the world No. 96 had also got the better of her Swiss opponent when they met at last week's tournament in Biel.