Newport: Amelie Mauresmo is slated to experience two very memorable moments in just a few short weeks. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday but unable to travel to the ceremony because she’s expecting her first child in early August.
Joining the 36-year-old Frenchwoman were David Hall of Australia, a six-time Paralympic medalist, and Nancy Jeffett, elected in the contributor category. “Amelie will be here next year, but we want to celebrate her this year,” 1987 Hall of Famer Stan Smith told to the crowd.
Mauresmo, who is now Andy Murray’s coach, won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006 and spent 39 weeks at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. She won 25 singles titles and was a silver medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics.