I am sure you can immediately recognize the face of this cute kid – it’s our Amelie Mauresmo before she became one of the most successful players in women’s tennis history. The kind look in the eyes of little Amelie is simply adorable, and what is more, she can still be proud of her gentleness. Notice how peaceful and at the same time excited little Amelie is while looking at her birthday cake.
The 30-year-old Mauresmo ended her seventeen-year career on December 3, 2009, but only after she had won 25 singles titles on the WTA Tour, including two Grand Slams (Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006), and three WTA doubles titles. In addition, she became the first French player to reach No.1 ranking on the WTA Tour (in September 2004).
If you’re new to the series of childhood photos of women’s tennis players, have a look at our rich archive which includes Dinara Safina, Ana Ivanovic, Kim Clijsters, Monica Seles, Dominika Cibulkova, Jelena Jankovic, Venus Williams, and many more.