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. against Paris Saint-Germain and the French soccer federation said its ethics council will look into reports that the club’s scouts illegally profiled the ethnic origins of potential young recruits.
The federation said its ethics council could ask the French league’s disciplinary commission to step in when its investigation is over.
Portland’s Dairon Asprilla deposited a penalty kick past host Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei and the Timbers advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 4-2 win in a shootout late Thursday.