Amelie Mauresmo: “Here’s how to improve Roland Garros”

Amelie Mauresmo is ready for this new adventure and her intent is to honor the position she received to further improve the organization and tournaments themselves of the Roland Garros, the second prestigious Grand Slam of each tennis season and a reference point for events on clay courts, and of the Master 1000 of Paris-Bercy.

The desire to do and the determination are not lacking in Amelie Mauresmo, who has recently become the new director of the two transalpine competitions, after the resignation of Guy Forget.

The Frenchwoman gave an interview to L’Equipe, after signing the agreement on the assignment for the duration of 3 years. She said: “I feel lucky that they called me. I didn’t really know what to do with my professional career. I had already fulfilled and surpassed all my childhood dreams.”

Amelie Mauresmo: “Here’s how to improve Roland Garros”

She then outlined her plan for the Roland Garros in outline: “As a player I already had a vision for the tournament. Later, as a consultant, I got another one. I can say this of almost all my activities: I have seen the facets of each tournament and I have been able to develop a critical eye. I know there are things that need to be improved.

I think, in particular, in meeting all the requirements and in welcoming the players. I want to do an extension of Guy’s magnificent work to go even further. I want to become someone with the strength to propose and for this I think they were looking for me.

I would like to act on a larger scale than the mere relationship with the players. I want to get involved. If only I had had to perform representative functions and be present for the press, this job would not have interested me. I know that I will live up to expectations.”

The lines of a Grand Slam rise to two, after Stacey Allaster for the US Open. She then explained: “It is clear that I am proud of it. Of course, I hope it was my skills that brought me here, more of my kind.”

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