Tennis

Sharapova hires Connors as coach

Tennis Wimbledon Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova was upset in the second round of Wimbledon this year.
Share This Story

   
 

Maria Sharapova has hired Jimmy Connors as her new coach.

A day after announcing she was parting with Thomas Hogstedt, Sharapova posted on her website on Saturday that she would work with the eight-time major champion.

Connors coached Andy Roddick for two years before resigning in 2008. He briefly worked with Sharapova before the 2008 Australian Open.

Hogstedt coached Sharapova for nearly three years. She said on Friday he wouldn't be able to travel in the near future and they agreed she should find a new coach.

A winner of the career Grand Slam, the second-ranked Sharapova was upset in the second round at Wimbledon this year. She said, ''I am really excited about our new partnership and looking forward to the upcoming tournaments.''

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



Tennis Videos

Nadal on back problems, loss to Wawrinka Posted: Jan 27, 2014
Rafael Nadal explains the injury he experienced during the Australian Open loss.

Roddick recaps Aussie Open Posted: Jan 27, 2014
Find out if Andy Roddick thinks Stanislas Wawrinka is the real deal and how long...

Serena Williams upset at Australian Open Posted: Jan 19, 2014
Top-seeded Serena Williams reflects on her early exit from the Australian Open.

Fox Sports Store