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Amelie Mauresmo elected to Tennis Hall of Fame

Amelie Mauresmo, the out lesbian tennis player who once struggled to win the biggest matches, has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Amelie Mauresmo, the out lesbian former professional tennis player, has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. During her career, Mauresmo was once the world's No. 1 player without ever having won a Grand Slam title. However, in 2006 she won both the Australian Open and Wimbledon to cement her legacy, beating Justine Henin in both finals (the Australian win was due to Henin retiring from the match). Her only other Grand Slam final was at the 1999 Australian Open, losing to Martina Hingis in straight sets.

For a while, as Mauresmo struggled to win the biggest matches in the biggest tournaments, some wondered if the announcement of her well-known sexual orientation had gotten the best of her. These two titles put that to rest.

Mauresmo is now a tennis coach and has worked with Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. She helped Marion Bartoli, a fellow French woman, to win Wimbledon. She is also a coach with the French Fed Cup team.