Fans are devastated by Simona Halep’s split
Simona Halep announced her separation with Australian coach Darren Cahill after six years together.
Halep and Cahill had worked together since 2015, with the Romanian star winning his first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros 2018 under Cahill.
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The Australian left her squad at the end of this season to spend more time with her family, before reuniting with Halep ahead of the WTA 2019 final.
The 29-year-old also won the Wimbledon title in 2019.
In his first three years with Cahill, Halep completed two seasons as a world No.1 and also reached the 2018 Australian Open final.
“After six wonderful years of working together, Darren Cahill and I decided it was time to end our working relationship,” Halep wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of the couple kissing after the finale. Roland-Garros 2018.
“Thank you D for everything, for making me a better tennis player and a better person.”
Cahill responded, “Thank you Simo for allowing me to have an amazing trip with you.
“I remember this photo above like it was yesterday and it’s just one of many amazing memories.
“A great player but most of all, a great person and a friend. All the best, Simo.”
Fans were devastated by the sad news after Halep and Cahill’s partnership became such a success.
Halep, who was knocked out in the fourth round of the US Open by Elina Svitolina earlier this month, married Macedonian businessman Toni Luruc last week.
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During this time, organizers announced that Naomi Osaka had stepped down of the Indian Wells tournament rescheduled next month in California.
The 23-year-old Japanese star is a former Indian Wells champion, winning the title in 2018 with a victory over Daria Kasatkina.
Osaka said earlier this month that she plans to take an indefinite hiatus from tennis after an upset early exit from the US Open.
“Honestly, I don’t know when I’m going to play my next tennis match,” Osaka said after losing in the third round to Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez.
“I think I’ll take a break from the game for a while.”
Osaka, who dropped out of the top five in the last world rankings, has been in the spotlight this year after pulling out of Roland Garros and skipping Wimbledon over mental health issues.
Osaka said his problems were exacerbated by speaking to the media after the games.
Osaka also made an early exit from Cincinnati last month and pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics in the early rounds in July.
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