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Mauresmo gets the call to the Hall

Newport, RI (SportsNetwork.com) - Former world No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion Amelie Mauresmo has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Mauresmo captured Australian Open and Wimbledon titles in 2006 and was ranked No. 1 for 39 weeks during her career. She became the first Frenchwoman to reach the top of the rankings since they were introduced in the 1970s.

The 35-year-old Mauresmo went 25-23 in her career WTA finals, including a runner-up finish at the 1999 Aussie Open, and captured a Fed Cup with France in 2003 as well as an Olympic silver medal in Athens in 2004.

She currently serves as the coach for world No. 4 men's star, Andy Murray.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held July 18 in Newport, Rhode Island.