Thierry Van Cleemput is the new coach of Simona Halep. That confirmed the entourage of the 27-year-old Romanian Monday at the WTA. Halep started the season as number one in the world, but collapsed after its switch-off in the eighth finals of the Australian Open to third place in the WTA ranking.
Last year was Halep runner-up in Melbourne. A few months later she brought with Roland-Garros a Grand Slam to her name. In november she broke down, her Australian coach Darren Cahill. During the Australian Open was Van Cleemput all with Halep noted, but of an official cooperation was not yet there. That starts next week at the WTA tournament in Doha (916.131 dollar). This weekend occurs Halep with Romania in the Fed Cup.
Van Cleemput was made since 2014 the trainer of David Goffin. This cooperation came after the shutdown of the Belgian number one at the Australian Open stopped. Previously supervised the Henegouwer including Olivier Rochus and Steve Darcis.
Halep worked previously with a Belgian trainer. The full season of 2014, she worked with Wim Fissette to her side.