A Grand Celebration! A Hall of Fame Ring for Amelie Mauresmo at Roland Garros

6/5/2016 Ring

Yannick Noah, Guillermo Vilas, Guga Kuerten, Rod Laver, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, ITHF President Stan Smith, Billie Jean King, Amelie Mauresmo, ITHF CEO Todd Martin, French Tennis Federation President Jean Gachassin, Roland Garros Tournament Director Guy Forget, Francoise Durr, and Manolo Santana.

In recognition of her extraordinary career which included two Grand Slam titles and reaching world No. 1 status, France’s Amelie Mauresmo received the highest honor in the sport of tennis in 2015 - induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. While Amelie was unable to attend her 2015 induction ceremony due to the birth of her child, her recognition as a Hall of Famer was celebrated in grand style on Court Philippe Chatrier just prior to the Roland Garros women's final. An incredible collection of Hall of Famers gathered on the court to present Amelie with her official Hall of Fame ring.

Speaking in French to her many fans in the audience, Amelie thanked all of those who supported her along the way and thanked them for helping her achieve such a level of success. To date just 11 individuals from France have received this honor, putting Amelie in the elite company of Suzanne Lenglen, Yannick Noah, Francoise Durr, Philippe Chatrier, and Rene Lacoste, among others.

 

 

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