PREGNANT MAURESMO QUITS
AMELIE MAURESMO stepped down yesterday as French Fed Cup captain saying that she was pregnant, a day after the team lost in the final to the Czech Republic. The former world No. 1 took over as team captain in 2012, leading France to promotion from the Fed Cup second division during her term. “I am expecting my second child in April and with the Fed Cup programme including matches in February and April, it would be impossible,” said the former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion. Mauresmo, 37, said she had kept the news secret from the team which fell 3-2 to defeat to the Czechs in Strasbourg on Sunday. “It was a bit of a shock at first, they weren’t expecting it,” said Mauresmo.