Amelie Mauresmo named new French Open tournament director

Former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo was on Thursday named tournament director of the French Open.

Amelie Mauresmo named new French Open tournament director

Former women’s world number one Amelie Mauresmo was on Thursday named director of the French Open, replacing Guy Forget.

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Mauresmo will be in place until at least 2024, French tennis federation president Gilles Moretton said.

A two-time Grand Slam winner (Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006) and 2004 Olympic singles silver medallist in Athens, the 42-year-old Amelie Mauresmo expressed her “pride” at being named director of Roland Garros, the premier clay court tournament in the world and federation’s principal source of revenue.

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Forget, who’d been in place since 2016 and also overseen the Paris Masters since 2012, was nearing the end of his contract but turned down potential offers, according to Moretton.

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