Jimmy Connors

  • Maria Sharapova confirms split with Jimmy Connors after one match August 16, 2013

    Maria Sharapova has confirmed she has severed ties with coach Jimmy Connors after one match together. The Russian world number three said in a statement emailed to Tennis.com that the pairing had not been "the right fit for this time in my career". Sharapova had originally hoped her partnership with the...
  • Maria Sharapova hires Jimmy Connors as coach July 13, 2013

    Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova on Saturday announced Jimmy Connors as her new coach. After crashing out of the second round of Wimbledon Championships 2013, she announced ending ties with her Swedish coach Thomas Hogstedt on Thursday. Sharapova, who won her last grand slam, the French Open, in 2012, confirmed the news...
  • It could take years to control 'noise' on court June 29, 2012

    London: Tennis authorities will tackle the perennial problem of grunting players - but it could take years to turn down the volume. So do not throw the earplugs away quite yet and if your daughter is a four-year-old tennis prodigy, make sure she keeps the noise down. Talks are underway to arm...
  • Federer gets record Grand Slam match win May 30, 2012

    Paris: Roger Federer dropped a set before earning his record-breaking 234th Grand Slam match victory to reach the third round of the French Open. Federer eliminated 92nd-ranked Adrian Ungur of Romania 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-3 on Wednesday to break a tie with Jimmy Connors for most career wins at...
  • Federer equals Connors' Grand Slam win record May 28, 2012

    Paris: Roger Federer equalled Jimmy Connors' record of 233 career Grand Slam match wins by beating Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the French Open on Monday. Federer, who owns a record 16 major championships, is 233-35 at tennis' top four tournaments, a .869 winning...
  • Tennis great Jimmy Connors to write memoir June 21, 2011

    New York: A memoir by brash US tennis player Jimmy Connors that promises to address his broken engagement to fellow tennis star Chris Evert as well as his rivalry with John McEnroe will be published in 2012, Harper Collins said on Monday. The release of the autobiography by the man regarded...
  • Jimmy Connors planning tennis academy in India September 11, 2008

    Pune: Indian tennis could soon look to a new dimension all together, with the legendary Jimmy Connors planning a novel initiative in the country. The former world No. 1 visited Pune on Wednesday as par of his plans to open a tennis academy in the city. Connors was conducting an initial survey...