VILLENEUVE-DíASCQ, France Ė Lucas Pouille led France on Sunday to its 10th Davis Cup title with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 win over Belgiumís Steve Darcis in the fifth and deciding match of the final.
Pouille did not face any break points during the match, which lasted one hour and 34 minutes, while converting seven of 11 break opportunities.
Darcis had 33 unforced errors, which was triple the number of winners he blasted, compared to 20 and 26, respectively, by his rival.
With the win, France moved into a tie with Britain for the third-most titles in tennisí premier international team competition, trailing only the United States (32) and Australia (28).
Belgium, meanwhile, lost its third final after being the runner-up to Britain in the 1904 and 2015 finals.
Earlier, Belgiumís David Goffin defeated Franceís Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-2 to even it up.
Goffin needed two hours and 44 minutes to avenge his defeat earlier this year against Tsonga in the Rotterdam final, keeping Belgium alive in the match held at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille, France.
Tsonga squandered six break points, pushing the first set into a tiebreaker, where Goffin had the upper hand.
In the second set, Goffin converted on one of two break opportunities, while saving the lone break point he faced.
Two break points were all Goffin needed to clinch the third set and win his second singles match of the tie.
Goffin won his first singles match against Lucas Pouille, before Tsonga leveled it by defeating Steve Darcis.
France took the lead for the first time in the tie thanks to the duo of Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert prevailing over Ruben Bemelmans and Joris de Loore in doubles.