Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend
Kenin fires father as coach
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.
♦ 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.