Dani [Vallverdu] had left the team and it was just me.
We had not found yet someone to share the time so basically you have no choice.” Mauresmo did not inform Murray of her pregnancy until early February, shortly after his run to the final of the Australian Open.
She returned to Wimbledon in 2010, acting as a grass court advisor for Frenchman and 2007 Wimbledon doubles champion Michaël Llodra.
She helped Marion Bartoli in 2013 and during Bartoli's triumph at Wimbledon.
Much of the initial debate around Mauresmo’s appointment centred on whether she could instil a more aggressive attitude in Murray.
But it also focused on whether he could rediscover the self-control that became so evident under Lendl.
I thought: ‘Maybe she’s pregnant.’ When I spoke to Matt Little [Murray’s physical trainer], I said: ‘Do you think..?
So those are the reasons I wanted to give it a shot.’Despite his recent tournament finishes getting him back near the top of his game, Murray has had to put tennis aside this week as he and Kim Sears make last-minute preparations for their wedding on Saturday.
Mauresmo, who won two Grand Slam singles titles at the Australian Open and at Wimbledon, as well as taking home silver at 2004's Summer Olympics, was given the go-head by The All England Club to be at Murray’s side, despite her heavily pregnant state.
He was forced to defend her appointment, saying: ‘She was someone who struggled with nerves and conquered them later in her career.
Someone like that can help more than someone who hasn’t had those issues before.‘You can talk about Amelie’s accomplishments, she won a lot.
She was No 1 in the world, she won multiple Grand Slams, she had a creative game style.