Halep making another coaching switch

by: Kamakshi Tandon | June 25, 2015

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The 24-year-old Romanian has changed coaches three times in as many years. (AP Photo)

Simona Halep has changed coaches again, according to multiple publications.

Various reports, including on the WTA website, say the Romanian is now working with Daniel Dobre, having begun the season with Victor Ionita. Both coaches are Romanian. Halep also took on Thomas Hogstedt as a consultant for the first three months of the season.

The 24-year-old has changed coaches frequently during her recent climb up towards the top of the WTA rankings. She stopped working with Belgian coach Wim Fissette during the 2014 off-season despite reaching a Grand Slam final and having the best season of her career, saying she wanted to work with someone from Romania. Halep had also switched coaches the previous year, despite winning multiple titles and reaching the Top 20 in the rankings.

The decision to change came following Halep's defeat at Birmingham, according to Romanian press. The world No. 3 is said to also be working with Darren Cahill, a consultant for adidas, during Wimbledon.

Halep has won three titles this year, but did not perform up to her standard during the clay season, falling in the second round of the French Open. "On clay I had too much pressure," she said at Birmingham.

"Now I just want to go on court and play how I know. I don't want to think like I have something I have to do," she said.

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