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Simona Halep to reunite with coach Darren Cahill in 2020

2019 Sep 13

Romanian tennis star Simona Halep announced she would team up with Australian coach Darren Cahill once again for the 2020 season. The two worked together for four years in the past.

With Cahill by her side, Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam title, the 2018 French Open and twice finished No.1 in the WTA year-end rankings. Halep also was the runner-up at three major tournaments.

On Thursday, the two-time major champion said in a video posted on Twitter that "Darren will be back by my side next season" and that she "can't wait to finish what we started."


In November 2018, the Australian announced he was taking a 12-month break from coaching to spend more time with his family and do TV broadcasting.

After parting with Cahill, the former WTA World No.1 briefly worked with Belgian Thierry Van Cleemput, but the two ended their partnership after the Qatar Total Open, invoking a lack of compatibility. In March of this year, Halep announced she was coached by Romanian Daniel Dobre.

The 27-year-old won Wimbledon this July defeating 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in straights sets to win her second major.

Simona Halep is currently ranked No. 6 after a second-round loss to American Taylor Townsend at the US Open.