Amélie Mauresmo proposed as new director of Roland Garros by Federation president Moretton
After Guy Forget resigned as the Roland Garros director, French Tennis Federation president Gilles Moretton has proposed former number one Amélie Mauresmo as the next director.
Amelie Mauresmo has been retired since 2009 but the French player is still active in tennis. She famously coached Andy Murray some 7 years ago and since 2018 she has been the coach of Lucas Pouille. The former number one has a successful tennis career of her own winning two grand slam singles titles in her career to go along with a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics
Mauresmo was ranked number one in 2004 and won 25 career titles. Since then she has been mostly in coaching but French Tennis Federation president Gilles Moretton would like to see Maursemo take up an executive role. As reported by L'Equipe, Moretton has proposed Maursemo as the next tournament director of the French Open.
The story did not go too much into detail but the proposal is subject to approval by the board as well as the acceptance of Marusemo. It's not known whether Maursemo is interested in doing the job but the honor is a large one. Whether Maursemo accepts remains to be seen but it would be a great thing for tennis to have a woman hold the position.