QUITS AS CAP­TAIN OF DAVIS CUP TEAM

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Amelie Mauresmo won’t be cap­tain­ing France’s Davis Cup team after all be­cause the two-time ma­jor win­ner is go­ing back to coach­ing to help Lu­cas Pouille. The French Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion an­nounced Thurs­day it was search­ing for a new cap­tain, who will also look after the na­tional team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A state­ment from the fed­er­a­tion said Mauresmo gave up the role to fo­cus on her new job with French player Pouille, ranked 32. The win­ner of the Aus­tralian Open and Wim­ble­don in 2006, who re­tired from play­ing in 2009, pre­vi­ously coached Andy Mur­ray. The for­mer top-ranked Mauresmo was an­nounced in June as the suc­ces­sor to Yan­nick Noah, who is step­ping down after France’s 3-1 loss to Croa­tia in the fi­nal last month, hav­ing pre­vi­ously guided the team to three Davis Cup ti­tles. /

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