World No.1 and reigning Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka wanted Amelie Mauresmo in her team, and her coach Sam Sumyk made it happen, hiring the Frenchwoman as a consultant.
We would be making a mistake if we were to deprive ourselves of her kind of experience and ability. Amelie is Vika’s choice and from the moment she expressed that wish, I have tried to make it happen.
Here’s how the former No.1 Mauresmo commented on her new cooperation:
Some news from Monaco where I started a work period of 2 weeks a couple days ago with Vika Azarenka! I'm sure it's gonna be a great adventure and that I can help her by sharing my experience… All the team is amazing and very open with me so thanks to them!
Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Mauresmo ended her illustrious 17-year career in December 2009. (photo: © Neal Trousdale)