Wimbledon champion Andy Murray appointed Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach on Sunday.

Murray’s management team announced in a statement that Mauresmo will initially work with the Scot for his grass court campaign, which gets underway at Queen’s Club this week in the build-up to his defence of the Wimbledon crown.

Murray had been searching for a coach since parting ways with Ivan Lendl. Murray’s decision to hire a woman will be seen by some as a gamble, but Mauresmo, who won Wimbledon in 2006 before retiring in 2009, already has the experience of coaching a male player after a spell with compatriot Michael Llodra. — AFP

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