Cahill quits as Halep’s coach for family break
Darren Cahill is ending his four-year coaching partnership with No. 1ranked Simona Halep to take a 12-month break and spend more time at home with his family.
Cahill said on Instagram on Saturday that he wanted to offer “support as our children enter important stages of their lives with the final year of high school, sports and college preparations all becoming more time consuming.”
With Cahill, Halep won the 2018 French Open, her first career Grand Slam title.
America’s chances of retaining the Fed Cup this weekend improved when two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was ruled out of the opening singles for the Czech Republic due to illness.
Kvitova was the second top-10 player lost to the Czechs, after Karolina Pliskova was ruled out.