Mauresmo to lead French Davis Cup team

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Amelie Mauresmo has been selected as France's Davis Cup captain, while Julien Benneteau (R) will lead the Fed Cup squad; Getty Images
Two-time major champion-turned-coach Amelie Mauresmo makes history as the first female captain of France’s Davis Cup team.

Former world No.1 Amelie Mauresmo will become the first woman to lead France’s team at the Davis Cup over the next two years.

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

Mauresmo, 38, won Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006. She has also coached several top players, including former No.1 Andy Murray.

Her counterpart for the Fed Cup will be Julien Benneteau, who also replaces Noah.

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

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