Amelie Mauresmo, the former world number one and currently the head of the coaching staff of British numero uno Andy Murray, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday. The heavily pregnant French superstar is also expecting a baby shortly.
Mauresmo was joined by David Hall of Australia, a six-time Paralympic medalist, and Nancy Jeffett, elected in the Contributor category.The 2006 Australian Open and Wimbledon champion has won 25 singles titles and an Olympic medal in her illustrious career.
”Amelie will be here next year, but we want to celebrate her this year,” Famer Stan Smith said. Smith is also a 1987 Hall of Famer.
In a 75-minute ceremony at Newport that included a presentation of a gold Hall of Fame ring to Billie Jean King, Mauresmo was greatly applauded for her contribution to the sport.
”This is wonderful to be here to share this moment with all of you,” said Billie Jean King.
Jeffett was also among the honoured members, for her 50 years in the sport. “Nancy Jeffett has been such a force, particularly in women’s tennis,” King said. “This has been a real love of the game that has brought me to this moment,” said Jeffet.
Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, also attended the ceremony.
Edited By : Akanksha Agarwal
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