July 19 (Reuters) - Amelie Mauresmo was apppointed French Fed Cup team captain on Thursday, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said.
The former Wimbledon champion replaces Nicolas Escude, whose contract has expired.
"Great news. @amemauresmo is the new Fed Cup team captain," the FFT said on their Twitter feed.
Mauresmo, who retired in 2009, has been working as a support coach to Belarus's Victoria Azarenka this year. (Editing by Martyn Herman)