Halep defends coach Cahill after dressing on the court

SHENZHEN Simona Halep said he deserved a coach's bandage Darren Cahill after qualifying the Romanian for a disgrace in her 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 defeat by Karolina Pliskova at WTA finals on Friday.

Halep lost a battle with the Czech to leave the championship at the end of the season after the group stage, while Pliskova will face Australia's world number one. Ashleigh barty In the semifinals on Saturday.

It was a small impact for me, said Halep, who recently resumed work with Australian Cahill after the couple broke up late last year.

But I'm pretty sure I deserved it because I wasn't calm. I changed something in my attitude. Everyone knows that I am working on that.

La campeona de Wimbledon, Halep, tuvo un comienzo horrendo at partido, entregando el primer set antes de estabilizarse para reclamar el segundo.

Luego ganó los dos primeros juegos del tercero antes de permitir que Pliskova recuperara un punto de apoyo at partido, lo que provocó que su entrenador de 28 años se vistiera.

Simo? Simo, look at me. In the last three games you have been a disgrace on the court, Cahill told Halep.

Come on, you can't win the game by doing what you've been doing in the last three games. You have to win it.

Refocus between the lines.

For no reason, you have lost it here, you are losing energy and you are losing depth in your shots. So you have the opportunity to define yourself now in this set. Forget the result: how are you going to finish this match? It's up to you .

However, Pliskova won the decisive to keep alive his chances of winning the $ 14 million tournament while the Halep season ended.

The Romanian still believes that Cahill's return will help her reach the heights she reached by claiming her second Grand Slam title earlier this year when she added the Wimbledon crown to the French Open she won last year.

I feel more confident about what is coming, he said. I'm motivated. I'm cool mentally, even if it ended like this in this tournament. I don't feel exhausted like last year. It is a good signal.

But I need a vacation. I need a vacation to forget everything, then I'll be ready for the off season.