WTA Tour

Noah named France Fed Cup captain

2016-12-08 08:17
Yannick Noah (Gallo Images)

Paris - Yannick Noah was named captain of France's Fed Cup team for the second time on Wednesday, just five days after having his contract as Davis Cup skipper extended by a year.

The 56-year-old former French Open champion takes over the national women's team from Amelie Mauresmo who held the job from 2013 to 2016.

Mauresmo stepped down last month after revealing she was pregnant, a day after the team lost in the final to the Czech Republic.

Noah led the Fed Cup team to the 1997 title with victory over the Netherlands.

The 1983 Roland Garros champion will take charge for the first time in his second spell when France face Switzerland in Geneva on February 11 and 12.

Noah took over the Davis Cup team for a third time in September 2015 after captaining France to victory in 1991 and 1996.

France lost in the semi-finals of the 2016 Davis Cup to Croatia and travel to Japan for the first round of the 2017 edition in February 3-5.

Read more on:    wta tour  |  fed cup  |  tennis


Read News24’s Comments Policy


When all is said and done, who of the 'Big 3' in men's tennis ends their career with the most Grand Slams?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.