Sinner's coach would 'help' Simona Halep to play the Miami Open

Darren Cahill, current coach of the Italian champion, apparently 'convinced' James Black and invited Simona to the WTA 1000 in Florida

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Sinner's coach would 'help' Simona Halep to play the Miami Open
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According to, there was a particular contact who helped Simona Halep receive the invitation to play the Miami Open 2024.

It seems to have been the Australian Darren Cahill, current coach of Jannik Sinner but also former coach of the Romanian, precisely in the years in which she reached the No.1 spot in the WTA ranking, who spoke with the director of the Miami Open James Blake, convincing him to decide to entrust one of the wild cards to the class of 1991.

The 58-year-old from Adelaide confirmed to him that Halep was in good physical condition, despite the temporary suspension that deprived her of playing competitive competitions, and that she had continued to train in recent months.

Now Simona will take to the court

Halep is ready to take to the court in a few hours to take part in the first official tournament following the long trial that involved her on doping charges. Her last match is dated August 29, 2022 at the US Open but, after a long wait, she will finally be able to play again.

A great goal for the Romanian, who did not give up during the judicial phases and in the end she won and obtained a discount on her sentence that allowed her to immediately return to the WTA Tour. The 32-year-old wasted no time and found the opportunity in the Miami Open to make her debut in this 2024 season via a wild card.

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The main draw draw has already been held and the two-time Slam winner has discovered that she will face the Spanish Paula Badosa in the first round in a few hours. An interesting match highly anticipated by fans: the winner will also have to meet world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka.

Immediately important tests for Halep, who will immediately compete with the best athletes in the world.

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