"The fact that, at the moment, you kind have a dart board, and you can throw a dart, and any number of women can step up and make it through to a final or win one of these tournaments, I think, creates a lot of interest in the women's game," said Halep's coach, Darren Cahill. "And we just want to create some rivalries now. So I'd love to see Jelena back this up, continue to play well. And then (if) a lot of these top players continue to play against each other, create some rivalries, (there will be) a lot of interest in the women's game."
Her coach, Darren Cahill, said it would have been a "nice bonus" but that this possibility did not add stress to her preparations.