9 Jun 2014

Andy Murray hires Frenchwoman as new coach

11:54 am on 9 June 2014

The Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has a new coach.

In a rare move for a top men's tennis player, Murray has hired France's former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo.

A former Wimbledon and Australian Open champion, Mauresmo will join the British number one at the Aegon Championships in London next week, his traditional warm-up for Wimbledon.

Murray ended his successful partnership with Ivan Lendl in March, after being coached for years by his mother Judy, Britain's Fed Cup captain.