Andy Murray has hired Amelie Mauresmo to be his coach for the grass season. After Wimbledon, Murray and Mauresmo will talk about whether she will continue as a long-term coach. Mauresmo, the French Fed Cup captain, won both Wimbledon and the Australian Open. She was ranked number 1 in the world, and in 2004, she won an Olympic silver medal. Mauresmo is one of the co-directors of the Paris indoor tournament, and was on the list of possible French Davis Cup captains the last time the position was open.
I mentioned, not long ago, that former "Real Housewives of New York City" cast member Jill Zarin will participate in the mixed doubles part of the U.S. Open National Playoffs. Joining her will be cast member LuAnn de Lesseps, whose partner will be Elliott Pettit, a teaching pro at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (I know, I know--money can't buy you game!)
Here are two icons of Paris for your viewing entertainment. Doesn't Maria look fabulous?
Caroline Wozniacki will return to the New Haven tournament this year. Wozniacki has a 26-2 record at the event. Also entered are Simona Halep, Genie Bouchard, Sara Errani, and Petra Kvitova.
Here's a peek at Serena Williams' Wimbledon dress.