Simona Halep Opens Up on the Possible Pairing of Emma Raducanu and Ex-Coach Darren Cahill

Published 09/28/2021, 10:52 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 one of the stars in the WTA in recent years. She displayed some sensational tennis during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. During those years, she managed to win the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships. 

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Recently, Simona Halep and her longtime coach Darren Cahill ended their partnership after six long years. During that period, they have enjoyed tremendous success, and to see them part ways is a disappointment for both of them and her fans. However, there is a possibility of Cahill joining the Emma Raducanu camp. 

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Halep on Cahill coaching Emma Raducanu 

Even though Halep and her coach, Cahill, parted ways, there were no ill-feelings between the two as she talked glowingly about the Australian. 

On the possibility of Cahill coaching Emma, Halep shared her thoughts, “It would be good for Darren. She is a girl with very, very great qualities and great potential to win Grand Slams and I would be happy for him. He’s passionate about coaching. I think he’ll rest a bit first, and then I didn’t talk about it, I think he’ll work with someone else. I can’t wait to see him on the circuit again and do well, I really want him. We will never be adversaries, I think we will remain friends forever.”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

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Simona Halep missed the French Open and Wimbledon Championships 

In the current season, Halep has not participated in many tournaments. She has been struggling with injuries and missed the French Open and Wimbledon Championships. She started off positively in Australia, reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. At the US Open, she lost in the fourth round to Elina Svitolina. 

Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrates with the championship trophy after her match against Leylah Fernandez of Canada (not pictured) in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Coming on to Emma, she has been living a fairytale for the past month. In her second appearance at a Grand Slam event, she managed to win the title. During the tournament, she registered impressive wins over some of the top players in the game. The future looks bright for the youngster and it will be interesting to see how she fares in the upcoming 2022 season.

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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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