Amelie Mauresmo is Andy Murray's new coach

Amelie Mauresmo is Andy Murray's new coach

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 8 (UPI) --Andy Murray hires former No. 1 player Amelie Mauresmo to be his new coach.
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Kvitova returns to WTA Top 10

Kvitova returns to WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova returns to the WTA Top 10 this week in the wake of her win at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan.
Mauresmo retires from tennis

Mauresmo retires from tennis

ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX, France, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- French tennis player Amelie Mauresmo, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon title in 2006, said Thursday she is retiring from competitive tennis.
Jankovic advances, Venus out in Madrid

Jankovic advances, Venus out in Madrid

MADRID, May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Open runner-up Jelena Jankovic won and Wimbledon champion Venus Williams lost Tuesday in the $4.5 million Madrid Open.
Mauresmo collects 25th WTA trophy

Mauresmo collects 25th WTA trophy

PARIS, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- France's Amelie Mauresmo outlasted Elena Dementieva of Russia for the Paris Open championship Sunday, winning in three sets.
Mauresmo ousts Ivanovic in Brisbane

Mauresmo ousts Ivanovic in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- France's Amelie Mauresmo downed Ana Ivanovic in straight sets Thursday, ending the top-seeded Serbian star's bid to win the Brisbane International in Australia.

Hantuchova, Mauresmo lose in Zurich Open

ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Slovak Daniela Hantuchova and Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo were both first-round losers Monday at the $600,000 Zurich Open in Switzerland.
Mauresmo advances in Ohio hard-court event

Mauresmo advances in Ohio hard-court event

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Amelie Mauresmo of France easily advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday in the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open in Mason, Ohio.

Mauresmo wins; Azarenka out in Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England, June 16 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo won and fifth-seeded Belarusian Victoria Azarenka lost Monday in opening play at the International Women's Open.

Mauresmo out of U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Amelie Mauresmo has withdrawn from the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament because of a lingering groin injury and needed recovery time after an appendectomy.

Mauresmo withdraws from U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Officials at the U.S. Open said Wednesday Amelie Mauresmo, the seventh ranked player in the world, had withdrawn from the tournament.

Henin wins Eastbourne final

EASTBOURNE, England, June 23 (UPI) -- Defending champion Justin Henin Saturday beat Amelie Mauresmo 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-2) to capture the International Women's Open at Eastbourne, England.

Henin, Mauresmo make Eastbourne finals

EASTBOURNE, England, June 22 (UPI) -- Justine Henin and Amelie Mauresmo, last year's Wimbledon women's finalists, won semifinal matches in England's grass-court tune-up to the Grand Slam event.

Henin, Mauresmo roll into semifinals

EASTBOURNE, England, June 21 (UPI) -- Justine Henin and Amelie Mauresmo posted straight-set victories Thursday and advanced of the semifinals of the $600,000 International Women's Open in England.

Top seeds reach Eastbourne quarters

EASTBOURNE, England, June 20 (UPI) -- Justine Henin and Amelie Mauresmo, the tournament's top two seeds, coasted into the third round Wednesday at the International Women's Open.
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Amelie Mauresmo
Amelie Mauresmo of France hits backhand in her match against Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada on day 3 at the US Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 2, 2009. Wozniak defeated Mauresmo 6-3, 6-0. UPI/John Angelillo

Amélie Simone Mauresmo French pronunciation: ; born 5 July 1979) is a retired French professional tennis player. She is a former World No. 1. Mauresmo won two Grand Slam singles titles in 2006, at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon.

Mauresmo first attained the top ranking on 13 September 2004, holding it for five weeks on that occasion. She was the fourteenth World No. 1 in women's tennis since the computer rankings began. She is well known for her powerful one-handed backhand and strong net play . As of August 31, 2009, Mauresmo is ranked World No. 17.

Mauresmo was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. She began playing tennis at the age of four, after being inspired by Yannick Noah's win in the 1983 French Open on television. It was after his win that her parents bought her her first tennis racket. Later on in 1998 Yannick Noah picked her on the French team for the Fed Cup. Amelies mother is called Francoise who is a homemaker and her father Francis who died in March 2004 was an engineer. She also has a brother Fabien who is also an engineer just like his father.

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