Romania’s FED Cup team was one step away, in 2019, to reach the final of the competition, where they would have met Australia, but France, in Rouen, made the “tricolor” dream impossible.
Darren Cahill, the Australian coach of Simona Halep, admits, in an interview with Digi Sport, that he would have been put in a difficult situation if Romania and his native country had met in the FED Cup final, but the strong connection that has it with the second player in the world would have tipped the balance towards the “tricolor” team.
Darren Cahill would have supported Romania in a final with Australia
“It would have been hard for me as an Australian, but I work with Simona. My connection with her is strong, as well as with Romania. Even if it had not been easy for me to make a decision, I would have supported Simona and the Romanian team “, Darren Cahill
In April last year, the FED Cup team of Romania lost to France in the decisive match, double, lost, score 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, by Simona Halep and Monica Niculescu against the pair formed by Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia.
In the final in Perth, France won the trophy against Australia, after a decisive match, also in the doubles match, where Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia defeated them in a minimum of sets, 6-3, 6-4, Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur.