WATCH: ‘I think I made him p*****’ – Simona Halep reacts to coach calling her a ‘disgrace’
Simona Halep said that she made her coach, Darren Cahill, ‘p*****’ at the WTA Finals after he brander her ‘a disgrace’ to her face on court.
Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova in her final match in Shenzhan, and was bageled in the opening set prompting the interference from Cahill.
It had an impact too, with the Wimbledon champion rallying to win the second set before ultimately failing.
“The last three games you have been an absolute disgrace on court.”
“Come on, you can’t win the match doing what you’ve been doing the last three games. You’ve got to reel it in.
“Get your focus back between the lines. For no reason, you’ve lost it here … So you have a chance to define yourself now in this set.
“Forget the result, how are you going to finish this match? It’s up to you.
“You can finish with full energy and full focus or you can continue doing what you’ve been doing the last three games and you have no chance to win.
“So at least give yourself a chance by pulling it back in. This is on you. Get your attitude back on track and you will win this match. I have full belief.
“You have a choice here how to define yourself as an athlete and a competitor.”
For anyone that missed it. Here is Darren Cahill calling Simona Halep a disgrace. (Via Paul Grogan) pic.twitter.com/l7RwNBFM3x
— Paps (@DatGoneIt77) November 1, 2019
Helap, though, far from taking offence, admitted it helped her and even also conceded it was warranted.
“I’m pretty sure that I deserved it because I was not calm,” Halep said in her press conference.
“I changed something in my attitude.
“Everyone knows that I’m working on that. I was a little bit p***** at myself that I did that. I’m sure that I made him p***** also.”
Exclusive – Barbara Schett insists Novak Djokovic had good intentions with his letter to Australian Open chief
Eurosport host Barbara Schett believes world No.1…
Former world No 1 urges Australian public to give Novak Djokovic ‘another chance to explain himself’
“He was being a leader and it just came off wrong in the public.”
Ashleigh Barty happy to ‘knuckle down’ and get back into routine ahead of Australian Open
Ashleigh Barty ready for her big comeback.
2021 Australian Open prize money breakdown: Smaller cheques for winners, boost for first-round losers
A look at the 2021 Australian Open prize money.
Nick Kyrgios ‘very misunderstood’, but he will ‘always have your back’, says fellow Australian
“We’re almost brothers – pretty close.”
Changes made to ATP and WTA schedules to aid those affected by quarantine
Players will also be given priority for gyms and ice baths.
Boris Becker on what happens next for Alexander Zverev after a turbulent 2020
Boris Becker backs Alexander Zverev to win maiden major.
Dominic Thiem dismisses calls for the Australian Open to be cancelled
Dominic Thiem insists Australian Open should go ahead.
Timeline of Andy Murray’s injury nightmare as he pulls out of Australian Open
A timeline of Andy Murray’s injury woes since 2017.
Andy Murray ‘gutted’ as he shelves plans to play at Australian Open
Murray has been unable to solve a quarantine conundrum.