Sharapova parts ways with Connors

    12:58 PM, Aug 16, 2013   |    comments
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    (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 career."

    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.

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