Amelie Mauresmo, who coached French compatriot Michael Llodra to become 2010 Eastbourne champion, has surprisingly split up from her role with Andy Murray.
Mauresmo, who never won the tournament at Devonshire Park but became one of the Centre Court favourites over the years, had overseen the Scot for two years.
Murray defeated resurgent clay court king Rafa Nadal of Spain in the semi-final of the Madrid Open, but was unable to retain his crown after Serbian star Novak Djokovic defeated him in the final.
The reversal in the Spanish capital resulted in Murray overtaken by Swiss veteran Roger Federer in the world rankings, slipping from #2 to #3 today. And as result today it was announced via a statement that Mauresmo and Murray have “mutually agreed to end their two-year coaching relationship”.
The British #1 and reigning Olympic Singles champion added in his statement: “I’ve learned a lot from Amelie over the past two years.
“She’s been a calming influence in the team and we’ll miss having her around.
“I’ll take some time to consider the next steps and how we progress from here, but I’d like to thank her for everything she has done because she’s been an invaluable member of the team.”
Mauresmo’s words in the statement read: “Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of the great team of people he has around him.
“Dedicating enough time along with the travel has been a challenge for me. I wish him and the team well and I hope he goes on to win any more titles.”