Attention on partnership with Murray was higher than Pouille - Mauresmo


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Attention on partnership with Murray was higher than Pouille - Mauresmo

The partnership between Amelie Mauresmo and Lucas Pouille has been very successful so far, with the Frenchman reaching his maiden Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open. Pouille will face the world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Friday.

Mauresmo, who stepped down from the Davis Cup captaincy, admitted that the attention from media was much bigger when she worked with Andy Murray from 2014 to 2016. "It was also the first time, it was four or five years ago so things changed a little, not that much", Mauresmo told AusOpen website.

"Lucas wasn't such a high-profile player as Andy was at the time, so the attention was not as big. It's becoming bigger now because he's in the semis but for me I don't really care about this to be honest, I just make sure we do the right job every day and that's what matters”.

Mauresmo also praised Andy Murray for all the support he gave to women's tennis: "He's been really outspoken about equality, about women being able to coach, whether a male player or a female player. He's been really proactive in this area, so it's definitely going to be one thing that people remember about him.

And the fact that he hired me at the time probably put the idea, at least in Lucas' mind maybe, to think, 'Yeah, maybe she can help me'”. ALSO READ: Djokovic would beat Roger Federer in Australian Open final - Evert