Simona Halep revealed what she thought when she learned that Kim Clijsters would return to the competition again. The Romanian player said: "My reaction was like, wow, a little bit shocked honestly. To have three kids, I think she has three kids home, she wants to come back, it's a big, big thing in my opinion.
It's very impressive. Now that I have the chance to play against her again, I would like to, because she beat me once in Brisbane. I really couldn't forget that match. If there is a chance to play against her again, I will be happy.
She was very nice to me every time after losing the finals in Grand Slams. Yeah, she's very nice." On her reunion with her coach Darren Cahill, Halep added: "As everyone knows, Darren was not very away from my career this year.
He was behind. He was helping me a lot during Wimbledon the most. He is part of that success, for sure. I had no clear answer until after the US Open when he really told me that 100% I can come back. I didn't make it in my head that he's going to be for sure next year in my team, so I was waiting until he told me 100% sure that he comes back.
(It) was after the US Open. Since then I'm really happy and I feel confident that next year I can do some good things again."