'They didn't respect me because I'm a woman' - Amelie Mauresmo opens up on coaching Andy Murray
In an exclusive interview with Eurosport, Amelie Mauresmo has opened up on the difficulties she faced when asked to coach Andy Murray, becoming one of the first women to take up the role on the men's tour. Despite thinking the initial call from the Brit was a prank and going through some trials and tribulations, she ended up enjoying the experience.
Britain's Andy Murray (L) is watched by his coach Amelie Mauresmo during a training session on day seven of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2016.
Amelie Mauresmo has opened up on her experiences coaching Andy Murray.
Mauresmo, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon during her playing career, coached the former world number one between 2014 and 2016, having previously worked with the likes of Victoria Azarenka.
Under her tutelage, Murray reached the final of the Australian Open and made significant strides on clay, recording a maiden win over Rafael Nadal on the surface on his way to the Madrid Masters title.