Andy Murray appoints Amelie Mauresmo as coach

Amelie Mauresmo

British number one Andy Murray has appointed former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach.

Mauresmo, 34, is currently France's Fed Cup captain and will first work with Murray for the grass court season.

The Scot will start the defence of his Queen's Club title next week before attempting to defend his Wimbledon crown.

"I'm excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is someone I have always looked up to and admired," Murray said.

Murray has been without a coach since Ivan Lendl left in March, after two years together.

Amelie Mauresmo: The Facts

Born: 5 July 1979, St. Germains en Laye, France

Turned professional: 1993

Grand Slam titles: Australian Open 2006, Wimbledon 2006

WTA tour titles: 25

Olympics: Silver medal 2004

World ranking: No.1 in world for five weeks in 2004, and for 34 weeks in 2006

Mauresmo's appointment comes after the French Open in which she watched Murray win the first-round over Andrey Golubev.

Murray, who was coached by his mother Judy earlier in his career, went on to reach the semi-finals of the French Open where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

Mauresmo is a former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion.

'Excited to work with Andy'

She coached Frenchman Michael Llodra during the 2010 grass court season, has also worked with Victoria Azarenka and coached Marion Bartoli to her Wimbledon victory in 2013.

"I'm really excited to be able to work with Andy," said Mauresmo.

"I'm looking forward to getting down to work and helping him win more Grand Slams."

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