Popular Tennis Player Amelie Mauresmo

Amelie Mauresmo

Amelie Mauresmo, known for her powerful one-handed backhand, is a popular French tennis pro. She was born in Saint Germain en Laye in 1979. She was introduced to the game at a young age of 4 only. She won Junior French Open and Wimbledon titles as a junior pro and was named Junior World Champion in 1996 by International Tennis Federation.

Mauresmo was unseeded in 1999 but still managed to reach the Australian Open final. She had to beat three seeded players to reach the final which she did in style. It was this championship that made her a true internationally popular tennis star.

Mauresmo won the Fed Cup for France in 2003, while winning more matches than any other French player. She never looked back from there and went on to win silver at 2004 Olympics.

Mauresmo went on to win WTA Tough Championship, held in Los Angeles, California. She also managed to grab Telecom Italia Masters Roma. She played  the five consecutive finals at the championship but won only two out them. However, she grabbed her first title of the year at Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium. In the same year, she won her first Grand Slam title in Australian Open, Melbourne.

Mauresmo climbed to 2nd WTA rank in 2004 from her 109th rank in 1999 but she couldn’t maintain it for long. She slid back to 21st rank of WTA in 2009 only.

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