Simona Halep has made some changes in her coaching team. The World No. 2 has appointed fellow Romanian Andrei Pavel, a former tennis player who achieved a career-high World No. 13 ranking in 1993.
The No. 2-ranked Halep announced the appointment following her defeat to Maria Sharapova in the first round of the US Open. She will also keep working with her current coach, Darren Cahill.
‘After Monday’s match, I know that I have to keep working hard to get better’, Halep wrote on her Instagram account. ‘Now I also want to tell you that Andrei Pavel is a member of my team. It’s an honour for me to have him around.
I am sure that I have many things to learn from his experience and advice. Nothing changes with Darren. Everything will be the same.’
Halep also added: ‘After the match against Maria on monday the press asked if i think that i’m an unlucky person…well not really. I’m a really lucky person actually for everything i have around me. My life, my family, my friends and my team and of course the tennis! Yes, for sure is not the result i wanted here but life knows what it is doing with you, always.
The Romanian will play her next event in Tokyo in three weeks.