Halep Rejects 'Feeling Hate' Towards Former Coach Mouratoglou After Doping Saga

Halep Rejects 'Feeling Hate' Towards Former Coach Mouratoglou After Doping Saga

by Zachary Wimer

Simona Halep is back to tennis, and she doesn't harbor any negative feelings towards former coach Patrick Mouratoglou after the doping saga.

It was under Morautoglou that Halep was flagged for doping and banned from the sport. It ended up costing her more than a year of her career, even though she was recently cleared and allowed to return to tennis.

She did so at the 2024 Miami Open, where she played her first match against Paula Badosa. It was a loss but certainly a nice moment for Halep, who greatly missed the game during her suspension.

Speaking after the match, Halep touched upon her former coach, Mouratoglou, who was supportive during her trial but also admitted to feeling responsible.

That was a tough pill for many fans, including Halep, who said her trust was broken after his admission. Despite all of that, she doesn't really feel any hatred towards the French coach. She actually saw him in Miami a few days ago.

"Well, we saw each other two days ago. We said hello to each other. I wish him good luck with Rune. I know they do a good job. But it's done, so I finish with them working. Yeah, we say hello. I actually say hello to everyone, so I don't have, like, hate inside myself. It's good."

Halep on Mouratoglou

Mouratoglou quickly moved on from coaching Halep, and he started to coach Holger Rune even while he was still contractually bound to Halep.

She gave him permission to coach other players, but they voided their contract after his admission of feeling guilty about what happened because his team supplied her with the supplement, which was contaminated and got her suspended.

Hopefully, that was a good warning for the team, and things go much better with Rune, as the last thing tennis world needs right now is another doping drama.


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