, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon Championships in 2006, has signed a cooperation agreement with Team Lagardère covering fitness training and related services. The contract is a natural extension of her relationship with Xavier Moreau, who has been her fitness trainer for several years.
The services to be provided to Mauresmo by Team Lagardère fall into two main categories:
- Coaching and fitness training, to be provided by Xavier Moreau.
- Fitness assessment testing and training programme recommendations, to be coordinated by Christian Miller and his team from the Centre for Sports-Related Scientific Expertise.
Through this collaborative arrangement with France’s top tennis star, Team Lagardère is broadening its range of partners as a provider of coaching and fitness assessment services. This agreement will complement Mauresmo’s private coaching programme, which was set up by the player nearly 10 years ago.
Amélie Mauresmo is currently in third place in the 2006 standings after spending 34 weeks this season in the No. 1 spot. In 2006, she won four tournaments, including her first two Grand Slams (the Australian Open and Wimbledon), and reached the finals of the Madrid Masters. During her career to date, she has won 23 WTA singles tournaments, including two Grand Slams and one Masters Series (Los Angeles 2005). With the French team, she also won the 2003 Fed Cup, and earned a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. She was named the Junior World champion 10 years ago after walking away with the Roland Garros and Wimbledon Junior singles titles that same year (1996).