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Amelie Mauresmo inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Jul 20, 2015 11:11 IST

Tennis Hall of FameAmelie Mauresmo, the two-time Grand Slam winner and former number one tennis player of France, was on 18 July 2015 inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Mauresmo was unable to travel to the ceremony on Bill Talbert Center Court at the Hall of Fame because she's in her third trimester of pregnancy.

The Frenchwoman is one of 21 players in the history of the WTA to rise to No.1, spending a total of 39 weeks there in the 2004 and 2006 seasons. She won two Grand Slam titles in 2006 season, first at the Australian Open and then at Wimbledon (beating Justine Henin in both finals). She won 25 singles titles and was a silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

At present, she coaches Scottish professional tennis player Andy Murray. She is also the first woman to coach a top male tennis player.

She's one of only three Frenchwomen to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era, alongside Mary Pierce (Australian Open in 1995 and French Open in 2000) and Marion Bartoli (Wimbledon in 2013).

Besides, Australia’s six-time Paralympic medallist David Hall was also induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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