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Favorite to succeed in Guy Forget at the head of the Parisian tournament, Amelie Mauresmo is the new director of Roland-Garros, And first woman to endorse this costume. Gilles Moretton announced this Thursday.

A woman at the head of Roland-Garros. And not any one! The new boss of the famous Parisian tournament and appointment registered in the calendar of the four Grand Slam very awaited each year is indeed Amelie Mauresmo (42 years old). great favorite to the succession of Guy Forget and target number 1 from Gilles Moretton to take over in the director costume of the former Captain of the French Cup Team Davis, the only world number 1 French French of the era Open on the female circuit had given the time of reflection. She finally gave her agreement to the new President of the FFT, who officially announced this Thursday in a press conference that the young mother of two children agreed to take up the challenge.

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Amelie Mauresmo named Director of the Roland Garros tournament.

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"Amé" thus becomes the very first woman to take the reins of the tournament of the Auteuil Gate, as well as the second From the story after the Canadian Stacey Alaster, orders from the US Open, to lead a Grand Slam tournament. a sacred promotion lined with a huge responsibility that makes the happiness of the one who had won the Open d'Australia and Wimbledon, but did not do it better than a quarterfinal (twice, in 2003 and 2004) in this tournament of the capital on beaten earth of which she has officially the new boss since Thursday. "What proud to reach the Roland-Garros teams, savor Mauresmo in a statement. I accepted this position of the tournament director by clearly displaying strong ambitions. I will wear them with the requirement, freedom and passion that has always animated me. The former captain of the French team of Fed Cup could also take the reins of the Bercy tournament, also abandoned by Guy Forget. For the moment, nothing has filtered and will be able to wait for the name of the new director.

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