But yesterday she was lobbing shots at her pupil – and returning his – in a bid to fine tune Murray’s game ahead of the start of the tournament on Monday.
When Mauresmo was hired by Murray last June, replacing Ivan Lendl, there were raised eyebrows in some quarters.He famously declared that “marriage works” after winning the Madrid Open in May and has since gone on to clinch a fourth Queen’s title.It will be the former Kim Sears’s first Wimbledon appearance as Mrs Murray.He is particularly keen to avoid mixed messages from his backroom team, which is why the new appointment will probably be someone without a significant public profile.“Nice to have Amelie back in the team out in Dubai,” said Murray in his Facebook post. I enjoyed working with one of the nicest guys on the tour, bring on 2016.” In the short term, Mauresmo will be travelling to Australia for the first grand-slam of the season, so there is no immediate rush to fill the vacancy.The other Mrs Murray, the British number one’s long-suffering mother, is also expected to be in the players’ box but has admitted she does not enjoy Wimbledon due to the pressure heaped on her youngest son.
"I used to enjoy it," she told The Daily Telegraph.
Murray probably spends 40 weeks of the year on the road, but he is planning to be at home in February with his pregnant wife Kim, who is due to deliver their first child during that month.
In a demonstration of how important this moment is to him, Murray told an interviewer in Dubai this week that he would drop out of the Australian Open immediately if Kim were to go into premature labour.
Murray lost to Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Open final yesterday.
And today the British No 1 confirmed he had mutually parted ways with the former Australian Open and Wimbledon winner.
But with Mauresmo keen to put in a substantial shift once again, Murray has decided that he wants a lower-profile assistant than the energetic Bjorkman – a former world No.