(Sports Network) - Maria Sharapova has severed ties with recently appointed
coach Jimmy Connors after only one match together.
The world No. 3 Russian superstar released a statement saying that she and the
legendary 60-year-old Connors were not "the right fit for this time in my
The career Grand Slam winner Sharapova was a second-round loser against
American Sloane Stephens in Cincinnati on Tuesday, the eight-time major
champion Connors' first match in Sharapova's player's box.
The split leaves Sharapova without a coach heading into the U.S. Open, which
will commence Aug. 26 in New York.
The Sports Network