This morning, the French Tennis Federation formalized the appointment of Emilie Mauresmo as director of the Roland-Garros tournament, for the next 3 editions, until 2024.
At the proposal of FFT President Gilles Moreton and Managing Director Emilie Odia-Castera, the Federation’s Executive Committee has therefore decided to appoint a former player to succeed Guy Forget. This is the first time a woman will hold this position.
“I am extremely proud and honored that Gilles Moreton and Amelie Odia-Castera have chosen to hand me over the reins of this tournament, which embodies many memories in my personal and sporting life” Mauresmo specifies in a press release. “I accepted this position of Tournament Director with clear ambition. I will wear them with the need, freedom and passion that has always inspired me. ,
“Amelie Mauresmo will bring to the top of our sport the diversity of his experiences, his leadership, his passion and his determination to advance the Roland-Garros tournament, his influence in France and internationally, creating enthusiasm in all spectators. The players have a passion for it, but also its anchoring with partners in an innovative, responsible and cohesive position.” Adds press release.
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