Was Sharapova's 'Sugarpova' name-change a publicity-stunt?
According to The New York Post, Sharapova was exploring temporarily changing her name to Sugarpova for two weeks, and she had approached a Florida court about the possibility.
If given permission, the story said, she could then potentially be called Sugarpova during match play.
Sources expressed that people were thinking the player had made the worst decision in her career after sacking Connors and she wanted to improve her image.
The player later decided she would not change her name.