TENNIS: Maria Sharapova loses first match under coach Jimmy Connors
World number three Maria Sharapova made 62 unforced errors as she lost her first match since hiring Jimmy Connors as her coach.
Sloane Stephens beat the former champion 2-6, 7-6, 6-3 at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
The 26-year-old was making her return to tennis seven weeks after her last match, a shock early Wimbledon defeat.
Andy Murray on the other hand responded to last week's early exit in Montreal with a thumping win over Russian Mikhail Youzhny in the second round of the Cincinnati Open.
Murray, given a bye in round one as the second seed, lost to Ernests Gulbis five days ago but had few problems in seeing off Youzhny 6-2m 6-3.
He will play Frenchman Julien Benneteau in the last 16 tomorrow.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are potential semi-final opponents, with Novak Djokovic in the opposite half.
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