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Former women's world No 1 Amelie Mauresmo named as new French Open director

A two-time Grand Slam winner (Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006) and 2004 Olympic singles silver medallist in Athens, the 42-year-old Mauresmo expressed her 'pride'.

Published: 09th December 2021 10:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2021 02:10 AM   |  A+A-

Newly-appointed French Open director Amelie Mauresmo

Newly-appointed French Open director Amelie Mauresmo. (File photo| AP)

By AFP

PARIS: Former women's number one Amelie Mauresmo was on Thursday named director of the French Open, replacing Guy Forget. Mauresmo will be in place until at least 2024, French tennis federation president Gilles Moretton said.

A two-time Grand Slam winner (Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006) and 2004 Olympic singles silver medallist in Athens, the 42-year-old Mauresmo expressed her "pride" at being named director of Roland Garros, the premier claycourt tournament in the world and federation's principal source of revenue.

Forget, who'd been in place since 2016 and also overseen the Paris Masters since 2012, was nearing the end of his contract but turned down potential offers, according to Moretton.



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