Mau­resmo swaps role

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FOR­MER world No.1 Amelie Mau­resmo has de­cided not to be­come France’s new Davis Cup cap­tain, opt­ing in­stead to work with French player Lu­cas Pouille.

A state­ment from the French Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion con­firmed the U-turn by the 39-year-old who was to be­come the first woman to cap­tain the Davis Cup team.

Mau­resmo was to due take over from Yan­nick Noah, whose third stint in charge ended in a dis­ap­point­ing de­feat by Croa­tia in last month’s fi­nal in Lille’s soc­cer sta­dium.

“(Amelie Mau­resmo) has ac­cepted this chal­lenge and re­nounces the po­si­tion of cap­tain of the Davis Cup France team to carry out this mis­sion,” the state­ment said.

“The French Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion sup­ports and en­cour­ages this project which serves the in­ter­ests of French ten­nis.”

Mau­resmo is a two-time grand slam cham­pion who has also coached Bri­tain’s for­mer world No.1 Andy Mur­ray.

Pouille, the 24-year-old world No.32 thanked the French fed­er­a­tion for en­abling him to work with Mau­resmo.

Amelie Mau­resmo

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