Simona Halep appoints David Goffin’s former coach Cleemput as new coach

Last Updated: Feb 05 2019 13:22
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TENNIS- Former women’s singles world number one Simona Halep has appointed Belgian Thierry Van Cleemput as her new coach.

Cleemput was the former coach of David Goffin but the two parted ways during the Australian Open after Goffin’s third round loss to Daniil Medvedev.

Halep and Cleemput will formally begin their new partnership at the Qatar Open next week. The Romanian world number two is currently playing at the Fed Cup.

Before this, Halep had a successful four year partnership with Darren Cahill as coach but he now wants to spend more time with his family in Australia.