"I'm very proud" says Amelie Mauresmo after becoming first female Roland Garros Tournament director

Former world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo has become the first woman to be appointed the tournament director of Roland Garros.

Guy Forget held the position for many years but the Frenchman recently resigned as his contract was set to expire anyway. His new replacement was quickly named and it's former world number one Amelie Mauresmo. Mauresmo, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in an illustrious playing career, has replaced Guy Forget at the helm of the clay-court Grand Slam in Paris.

The 42-year-old, who also coached Britain's Andy Murray after her retirement, was announced as Forget's replacement on Thursday morning. Her statement reads:

"I am very proud to join the Roland Garros team. I have accepted the position of tournament director with clear ambitions. I will carry them out with the same high standards, freedom, and passion that have always driven me."

The French Tennis Federation also released a statement thanking Forget for his years of work:

"The FFT would like to thank Guy Forget, who has been director of the Roland Garros tournament since 2016 and of the Rolex Paris Masters since 2012, for his commitment and for the wonderful example he has set, which have helped boost the international exposure of these two major tournaments."

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