Jimmy Connors has 2 Missions as Maria Sharapova’s Coach

Mission 1 – Serena Like most people who follow tennis, my first reaction to Maria Sharapova hiring Jimmy Connors was mild confusion.  The more I thought about it; the more I figured Connors’ unwillingness to concede anything to players who had favorable head-to-head records against Jimbo was the key to his hiring.  Connors promised something…

WTA Benefiting from Continuity

I wrote last year that 2011 was a good year for the WTA.  I felt this way because Petra Kvitova looked like she would be a contender for multiple years, Na Li helped tennis expand into a market of over 1 billion people, Sam Stosur added a Grand Slam champion to the great Aussie tradition,…