Stephens stays away from coach spat

Sloane Stephens refused to be drawn into a spat with Monica Puig after coach Kamau Murray split with the Puerto Rican to reunite with the former US Open winner recently. Puig, the 2016 Olympic gold medalist, reportedly called the move a “slap in the face” after her first-round loss in New York and said she only found out after it was announced publicly. Murray coached Stephens to the US Open title in 2017 before the pair parted ways but returned to her corner in the run-up to this year’s final Grand Slam.