Mauresmo turns down France job
– Amelie Mauresmo announced this week that she has decided not to captain France’s Davis Cup team and will coach Lucas Pouille instead.
Mauresmo, who would have been the first women’s captain of France’s men’s tennis team, was appointed to replace Yannick Noah in 2019, when the Cup will be played under a new single-week format in Madrid.
Noah led France to three Davis Cup victories ended his third spell as captain in November with defeat to Croatia in the final.
Mauresmo, a former world No 1 and double Grand Slam winner, led France’s women’s team to the final of the Fed Cup in 2016.
The 24-year-old Pouille reached No 10 in March but the French player has since fallen back to 32nd. – AFP