Scot to work with fellow two-time Grand Slam champion.
British number one Andy Murray has appointed Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach.
The 34-year-old former women’s world number one, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2006, will work with Murray through the grass court season.
Murray, 27, will attempt to retain his Queen’s Club crown next week, before beginning his title defence at Wimbledon on June 23.
He is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: “I’m excited by the possibilities of the new partnership and Amelie is someone I have always looked up to and admired.
“She’s faced adversity plenty of times in her career, but was an amazing player and won major titles, including Wimbledon.
“I have a very strong coaching team already in place, but I think Amelie brings with her experience and tactical expertise and will push us all to improve.
“Everyone I know talks very highly of Amelie, as a person and coach, and I’m convinced that her joining the team will help us push on – I want to win more Grand Slams.”
Mauresmo, who is currently France’s Fed Cup captain, added: “I guess it is a big story and a step forward [for female coaches], but that is not my big concern right now.
“I’m happy about the new challenge. I want to help Andy, it is the only thing I have in mind right now.
“We are going to do the grass court season and then we’ll talk after that.”