Saturday, January 8, 2011
Amélie Simone Mauresmo French (born 5 July 1979) is a former professional tennis player, and a former World No. 1. Mauresmo won two Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon.
Amélie Mauresmo with a Cup
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. She officially announced her retirement from professional tennis on December 3, 2009, ending a career of ten years. She returned to Wimbledon in 2010, acting as a grass court advisor for Frenchman and 2007 Wimbledon doubles champion Michael Llodra.
Amélie Mauresmo Conference
The unseeded Mauresmo reached the Australian Open final in 1999 with wins over three seeded players, including World No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, before falling to World No. 2 Martina Hingis. Mauresmo was only the second Frenchwoman to reach the Australian Open final dating back to 1922.
She was only the third Frenchwoman to reach any Grand Slam final during the open era.Mauresmo defeated Hingis later in the year, en route to the final of the Paris indoor event.
After the defeat of Davenport at the Australian Open Mauresmo, 19 at the time, came out as a lesbian to the international press
Amélie Mauresmo Performance
In June and July, Mauresmo temporarily coached fellow French male player Michael Llodra during the grass season. On Nov. 7, Mauresmo ran her first marathon at the New York City Marathon 2010, finishing 3hr: 40m: 20s.
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Amélie Mauresmo Smiling
Amélie Mauresmo on Competition
Amélie Mauresmo Sleeping