Simona Halep and her coach Darren Cahill had a tense on-court coaching session at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen. The Australian coach told the two-time Major winner: "Simona, Simona, look at me. The last three games you've been a disgrace on the 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. 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.
The last three games you have been a disgrace on the court." Halep said: "Yeah, it was a little bit of the impact for me but I'm pretty sure that I deserve (it) because I was not calm. I changed something in my attitude.
Everyone knows that I'm working on that. I was a little bit pissed on myself that I did that. I'm sure that I made him pissed also." She also admitted she is not feeling at her best: "Actually I feel that I didn't practice much before this tournament.
I'm falling in pieces. Everywhere I have something. It's normal. I've been injured in Asia. After that, I couldn't play at all. I couldn't move actually home. I was really happy I was able to play these three very tough matches at the highest level.
I'm actually proud of the way I responded to the work this week and last week. I'm not very happy with the way it went. Again, this tournament is not for me, it's definitely not for me. The court is too tough for me. But I keep trying. Hopefully, I will have another chance next year."