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Amelie Mauresmo creates history, becomes first woman to lead France’s team in Davis Cup

Amelie Mauresmo will become the first woman to lead France’s team at the Davis Cup over the next two years

tennis Updated: Jun 23, 2018 17:40 IST
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Amelie Mauresmo will replace former French champion Yannick Noah as captain at the all-male tournament.(Getty Images)

Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo will become the first woman to lead France’s team at the Davis Cup over the next two years, the country’s tennis federation said on Saturday.

Mauresmo will replace former French champion Yannick Noah as captain at the all-male tournament, the federation said on Twitter.

Mauresmo, 38, has won Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. She has also coached several top players, including former number one Andy Murray. Her counterpart for the Fed Cup, the women’s equivalent of the Davis Cup, will be Julien Benneteau, who also replaces Noah.

France won the Davis Cup title in 2017 for the first time in 16 years.

First Published: Jun 23, 2018 17:36 IST