World number one Simona Halep says she isn’t planning on hiring a replacement for former coach Darren Cahill. Halep split with Cahill earlier this month as their partnership ended after three years together.
Cahill has been longing to spend time with his family and has decided to make the bold step by making a decision to step away from coaching for 12 months in order to spend time with his family.
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Halep indicated she hasn’t ruled out bringing a new coach in at some stage in 2019 but the Romanian intends to go forward without one at the start of the new season. “I thought about it and I will not have a coach in the following period,” she told reporters in her homeland.
“I want to go to some tournaments on my own and we’ll see how that goes.”
Halep started and ended 2018 as the world number one and claimed a maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open, as well as picking up tournament wins in the Shenzhen Open and Rogers Cup.