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World number one Halep and coach split

AFP  |  Paris 

Darren Cahill, the of world number one and champion Simona Halep, said Friday he will take a break from in 2019 for family reasons.

The 53-year-old Australian helped Romanian star Halep to a maiden Grand Slam triumph at in June as well as a year-ending world top spot ro crown their four-year partnership. He had previously coached and

"I would like to announce that Simona and I will not be continuing our partnership in 2019 purely for family reasons on my part," wrote on

"I'd like to thank Simona for the last 4 amazing years. Her understanding, personality, work ethic, generosity and professionalism made it a pleasure to stand by her side as her Basically, I had the dream job." Halep, 27, thanked for his work.

"Thank you so much @darren_cahill for all your hard work and incredible support over the past four years," she tweeted. "I was lucky to have you and what a journey we had.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 11:17 IST
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