At the start of the Australian swing, Simona Halep joined the trend and pledged she will donate $200 to the Australian bushfire relief fund every time she argues with her coach, Darren Cahill. Now, as the Australian Open finished, Cahill drew a line on the notebook he counted how much Simona has to donate and the total went up to $20,000.
After donating the whole sum, Halep promised that she will be more careful with her behavior, as she had a few nervous breakdowns during the Australian Open. “Happy to announce that I have donated a total of $20,000 to the bushfire relief fund.
I'll be on my best behaviour from now on, promise Darren Cahill”. Halep tweeted. Simona played 8 matches in Adelaide and Melbourne. If we were to do the math part she had donated $2500 for each of those matches. That means about 12 quarrels per match with Cahill and that is a bit much.
However, Halep said that she will give more than she has to. “Well guys, you know I love Australia, but you also know I don't hit too many aces. Sooo I want to help and my pledge is this... every time I give Darren Cahill a hard time in my box during all my matches in Aus, I will donate $200.
This way I will raise a lot more money” was Halep’s tweet through which she pledged the donation. Simona Halep's next tournaments are Dubai (17-22 February) and Doha (23-29 February).