Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend

Kenin fires father as coach

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Sofia Kenin, the 2020 Australian Open champion and a French Open runnerup, announced Friday on Instagram she will no longer coached by her father, Alex. The 22-year-old American is No. 4 in the WTA rankings.

Her father has been a constant presence at Kenin’s side on tour and in the stands, sometimes warned by chair umpires for coaching during matches, which isn’t allowed at major tournament­s.

Kenin has a record of just 7-7 heading into the Italian Open next week on red clay.

♦ Alexander Zverev ended his winless streak on clay against Rafael Nadal on Friday, keeping the Spaniard from winning a sixth Madrid Open. Zverev defeated Nadal 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfin­als, picking up his third consecutiv­e win over the 20-time grand slam champion — but first on clay. His previous two wins over Nadal were on indoor hard courts.

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♦ The New York Jets cut six players, including wide receiver and former Washington first-round selection Josh Doctson. Doctson, the 22nd overall selection out of TCU in 2016, signed with the Jets last offseason but never played in a game after opting out for the season because of the coronaviru­s pandemic.

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