Maria Sharapova Opens Up About Jimmy Connors

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Maria Sharapova Opens Up About Jimmy Connors
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Maria Sharapova opened up about her coaching split from Jimmy Connors in an extensive interview with The New York Times, blaming her own negative mindset over the summer for their one-and-done coaching partnership. The four-time Grand Slam champion hired Connors after Wimbledon and then fired him after just one match, a loss to Sloane Stephens at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. She shut down her season after that match with shoulder pain that had plagued her since before the French Open.

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