Mauresmo inducted into Hall of Fame

Mauresmo, who is a former world number one and two-time grand slam winner, was unable to attend the event in Newport as she is in her third trimester of pregnancy and cannot travel. 

The Frenchwoman spent 39 weeks atop the WTA rankings during the 2004 and 2006 seasons and won two grand slams during that period, the Australian Open in 2006 and Wimbledon the same year.

"It's an honor to have my career celebrated alongside those who I admired all my life," Mauresmo told the official WTA website. 

The 36-year-old, who currently coaches world number three Andy Murray, is one of only three Frenchwomen to win a grand slam title in the Open era. The other two players to have accomplished this feat are Mary Pierce, who won the Australian Open in 1995 and the French Open in 2000, and Marion Bartoli, who triumphed at Wimbledon in 2013. 

Mauresmo was not the only person to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall Of Fame over the weekend, she was joined by WTA founder and 12-time grand slam champion Bille Jean King, and tennis industry leader Nancy Jeffett.

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