Roland-Garros: Amélie Mauresmo new patron until 2024

His name circulated insistently in the aisles of Roland-Garros. Since the announcement on Tuesday of the departure of Guy Forget at the end of his mandate as director of the Roland-Garros and Paris Masters 1000 tournaments at the Accor Arena, Amélie Mauresmo, 42, appeared at the head of the short-list of the French Tennis Federation to succeed the former winner of the Davis Cup, entangled in the Pandora Papers affair.

The rumor became information this Thursday morning. During an urgently decided press conference in the basements of Roland-Garros, Gilles Moretton, president of the Federation, formalized the appointment of Amélie Mauresmo as director of the French Major. The appointment of a woman for this post is a strong act.

Mauresmo, present this Thursday in Paris on the tournament site, ticked all the boxes for this new role. The former world number 1 in 2004 was also a coach (of Lucas Pouille or Andy Murray), the first woman captain of the French Davis Cup team and a valued consultant. She is one of the favorite personalities of the French. She is also close to Amélie Oudéa-Castera, former player and director of the French Tennis Federation.

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