Mauresmo named France Fed Cup team captain

Mauresmo named France Fed Cup team captain
By Reuters

19/07/2012 at 23:08Updated 19/07/2012 at 23:29

Amelie Mauresmo has been apppointed France's Fed Cup team captain.

The former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion replaces Nicolas Escude, whose contract has expired.

"Great news. @amemauresmo is the new Fed Cup team captain," the French Tennis Federation said on its Twitter feed.

Mauresmo, who retired in 2009, has been working as a support coach to Belarus's Victoria Azarenka this year.

The 33-year-old has also acted as a grass-court advisor to compatriot Michael Llodra.

The former women's number one was among the world's best players in her 2002-06 heyday, reaching two US Open semi-finals and two quarters at Roland Garros.

She also won the WTA Championships in 2005.