Julien Benneateau will take over for Yannick Noah on the Fed Cup side for Les Bleus Amelie Mauresmo has been named France’s first female Davis Cup captain, while Julien Benneteau has been named as the Fed Cup captain, the French Tennis Federation announced on Saturday.

Mauresmo was quick to credit her term coaching Andy Murray as a factor in her progression to captaincy.  Murray and Mauresmo worked together for nearly two years before splitting in 2016.

"I am thinking of Andy because without him I would not be here today," the 38-year-old said on Saturday. "He had confidence in me when others thought that it was an aberration."

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Both Benneteau and Mauresmo will replace Yannick Noah, who held both posts, guided France to its third Davis Cup title in 2017.