Simona Halep and Alize Cornet plan unique ways to contribute to forest fire relief
SYDNEY: the Romanian world of women No. 4 Simona Halep He has devised a unique way to support relief and recovery efforts amid Australia's wildfire catastrophe: he will donate money every time he yells at his Australian coach.
Other tennis players from across the world, sparked in part by a call to action from tennis player Nick Kyrgios , pledged to donate A $ 200 ($ 139) to the cause each time they serve an ace. But, Halep said, serving is not his strength.
Well, guys, they know that I love Australia, but they also know that I don't get too many aces, he wrote on Twitter.
So I want to help and my promise is this ... every time I give @darren_cahill a difficult time in my box during all my matches at Aus, I will donate $ 200, he added, referring to his coach, Darren Cahill. In this way I will raise much more money.
Halep, who returned to work with Cahill last year after the couple separated at the end of 2018, often cheerfully protests towards his box during games.
Meanwhile, the number 1 in the female world Ash barty Australia has said he will donate all of his Brisbane International prize money next week to the Red Cross Fire Campaign.
Most of the best tennis players in the world are already in Australia for the inaugural ATP Cup and other warm-up tournaments leading up to the year's first Grand Slam.
Alize Cornet of France, who, like Halep, is not known for her service skills, came up with her own idea to raise funds.
These wildfires in Australia are destroying my heart ... And, as Simona said, I will not raise much money if I have to count on my service! So I'm going to donate $ 50 for each direct shot winner that I will do on the Australian swing. Much more efficient, he said on Twitter.