Maria Sharapova has sensationally dropped her coach Jimmy Connors after just one match following her defeat to Sloane Stephens at the Cincinnati Masters, reports the Telegraph.
The Russian superstar suffered a surprise defeat to the American on Tuesday, with a number of unforced errors contributing to her loss.
And reports released today suggest she has taken the decision to axe her new coach and former world No. 1 Connors as a result of the defeat.
Sharapova, who has already captured every single Grand Slam title, only appointed the American 34 days ago, but clearly feels he is not the right person to improve her game.
The decision leaves her without a coach for the upcoming US Open in less than two weeks time.
Connors, an eight-time Grand Slam winner himself, has only coached one other professional player, when he took over as Andy Roddick's mentor for just over a year back in 2006.
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