Drawing: Amélie Mauresmo

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Men’s tennis star Andy Murray did something almost unheard in in the sport: he hired a female coach. Amélie Mauresmo, the former world number one, replaced Ivan Lendl who had led Andy to two Grand Slam titles and an Olympic Gold Medal. Despite all the female talent in tennis – the most successful women’s sport in the world – female coaches are few.

Amélie herself has won two grand slam singles titles at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, and she also won the singles silver medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004. After retiring in 2009, she started coaching, acting as a grass court adviser to the Wimbledon doubles champion Michael Llodra. She has also been on the coaching team for former world number one Victoria Azarenka and was influential in Marion Bartoli’s 2013 triumph at Wimbledon.

Amelie signed my sketch as she was leaving the O2 arena in London yesterday, after a practice session with Andy who takes on Roger Federer today at the ATP World Tour Finals.

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