Tennis-Mauresmo named France Fed Cup team captain

July 19 Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:07pm BST

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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)