Mauresmo gives up France Davis Cup captaincy to help Pouille

The Associated Press
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 file photo, French captain Yannick Noah, center, holds the cup after France won the Davis Cup at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France. Yannick Noah guided France to Davis Cup titles in 1991, 1996 and 2017, but he will step down after this weekend and Amelie Mauresmo will take over. For his final match as captain of France Davis Cup team, Yannick Noah has been as meticulous as ever. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Mauresmo gives up France Davis Cup captaincy to help Pouille

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 file photo, French captain Yannick Noah, center, holds the cup after France won the Davis Cup at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France. Yannick Noah guided France to Davis Cup titles in 1991, 1996 and 2017, but he will step down after this weekend and Amelie Mauresmo will take over. For his final match as captain of France Davis Cup team, Yannick Noah has been as meticulous as ever. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

PARIS (AP) -- Amelie Mauresmo won't be captaining France's Davis Cup team after all because the two-time major winner is going back to coaching to help Lucas Pouille.

The French Tennis Federation announced Thursday it was searching for a new captain, who will also look after the national team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

A statement from the federation said Mauresmo gave up the role to focus on her new job with French player Pouille, ranked 32.

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The winner of the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006, who retired from playing in 2009, previously coached Andy Murray.

The former top-ranked Mauresmo was announced in June as the successor to Yannick Noah, who is stepping down after France's 3-1 loss to Croatia in the final last month, having previously guided the team to three Davis Cup titles.

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