“It’s Time To End”: Simona Halep Calls Off Her Successful League With Coach Darren Cahill

Published 09/22/2021, 7:11 AM EDT
MASON, OH – AUGUST 15: Simona Halep of Romania confers with her coach Darren Cahill between sets while playing Ajla Tomjanovic of Australia during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 15, 2018 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Romanian tennis star Simona Halep has been on the Tour for a considerable amount of time. In her career so far, she has managed to win two Grand Slam titles. She has won the Wimbledon Championships as well as the French Open. 

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Today, there was a development with regard to Simona Halep. The Romanian athlete has decided to part ways with her coach Darren Cahill. Together, they were a team for six years and have enjoyed tremendous success. She put up an emotional post on social media highlighting his importance in her life. 

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 09: Ladies singles winner Simona Halep of Romania celebrates with her coach Darren Cahill in the dressing room following her victory in the ladies singles final against Sloane Stephens of The United States on day fourteen of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 9, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Corinne Dubreui – Pool/Getty Images)

The two-time Grand Slam winner stated, After six wonderful years working together, Darren Cahill and I have decided that it’s time to end our working relationship. Thank you D for everything, for making me a better tennis player and a better person.”

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Simona Halep skipped two important events this season

Speaking on the current season, Halep began competing in Melbourne and came as far as the quarterfinal at the Australian Open. However, her journey was cut short by 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams. After that, she was seen in Miami but had to withdraw from the event due to a right shoulder injury. The injury was severe as she had to withdraw herself from the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships. 

She was seen back on the Tour once the tennis shifted to the North American region. She competed in Montreal and Cincinnati but was unable to go deep into the events. At the US Open, she lost in the fourth round to Elina Svitolina. 

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After this latest development, it will be interesting to see who Simona appoints as her new coach. We wish to see her back on the courts competing again. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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