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Andy Murray apponts Amélie Maruesmo as new coach

Andy Murray apponts Amélie Maruesmo as new coach

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 17 June 2014 17:01 Written by // Sabine Brix

Out lesbian tennis star Amélie Mauresmo has been appointed to coach top Scottish player Andy Murray.

Murray, who is ranked World No. 5 been ranked as Britain's No 1 player since February 2006, believes bringing the former world no. 1 Grand Slam title holder aboard will bring him closer to his goal of securing additional championships.

"I’m excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is someone I have always looked up to and admired," Murray said on his website.

"She’s faced adversity plenty of times in her career, but was an amazing player and won major titles, including Wimbledon. I have a very strong coaching team already in place, but I think Amelie brings with her experience and tactical expertise and will push us all to improve.

"Everyone I know talks very highly of Amelie, as a person and coach, and I’m convinced that her joining the team will help us push on – I want to win more grand slams."


Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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