Sharapova fires Jimmy Connors

Updated: August 16, 2013, 5:51 PM ET
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That was fast.

Just 34 days after hiring Jimmy Connors as her coach, Maria Sharapova fired the tennis legend after losing to Sloane Stephens in three sets Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Connors tweeted after the loss that "Every good round starts with a bogey -- not the start we wanted, so back to work tomorrow."

Every good round starts with a bogey-- Not the start we wanted, so back to work tomorrow.

— Jimmy Connors (@JimmyConnors) August 14, ...

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