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Ex-world No 1 Mauresmo named as new French Open director

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Amelie Mauresmo. (Photo by Rindoff Petroff/Suu/Getty Images)
Amelie Mauresmo. (Photo by Rindoff Petroff/Suu/Getty Images)

Ex-women's number one Amelie Mauresmo was on Thursday named director of the French Open, replacing Guy Forget.

Mauresmo will be in place until at least 2024, French tennis federation president Gilles Moretton said.

A two-time Grand Slam winner (Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006) and 2004 Olympic singles silver medallist in Athens, the 42-year-old Mauresmo expressed her "pride" at being named director of Roland Garros, the premier claycourt tournament in the world and federation's principal source of revenue.

Forget, who'd been in place since 2016 and also overseen the Paris Masters since 2012, was nearing the end of his contract but turned down potential offers, according to Moretton.

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