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Mauresmo gives up France Davis Cup captaincy to help Pouille

2016 Australian Open - Day 6

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Amelie Mauresmo, coach of Andy Murray of Great Britain watches his third round match against Joao Sousa of Portugal during day six of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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PARIS -- Amelie Mauresmo won’t be captaining France’s Davis Cup team after all because the two-time major winner is going back to coaching to help Lucas Pouille.

The French Tennis Federation announced Thursday it was searching for a new captain, who will also look after the national team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

A statement from the federation said Mauresmo gave up the role to focus on her new job with French player Pouille, ranked 32.

The winner of the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006, who retired from playing in 2009, previously coached Andy Murray.

The former top-ranked Mauresmo was announced in June as the successor to Yannick Noah, who is stepping down after France’s 3-1 loss to Croatia in the final last month, having previously guided the team to three Davis Cup titles.