Two-time major champion Simona Halep says she is reuniting with coach Darren Cahill after a year apart.
Halep said in a video posted Thursday on Twitter that “Darren will be back by my side next season” and that she “can’t wait to finish what we started.”
Even though you’ve been away this year, you’ve been with us every step of the way.
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) September 12, 2019
They previously worked together for four years. During that time, Halep won the 2018 French Open for her first Grand Slam title and twice finished at No. 1 in the WTA year-end rankings. She also was the runner-up at three major tournaments.
In November 2018, Cahill said he was taking a 12-month break from coaching to spend more time with his family and do TV broadcasting. He has served as an ESPN tennis analyst since 2007.
Without him as her coach, Halep won Wimbledon in July. She is currently ranked No. 6 after a second-round loss to Taylor Townsend at the US Open.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.