Halep defends coach Cahill after courtside dressing down
Halep lost a see-saw battle with the Czech to exit the end-of-season championship after the group phase, while Pliskova will meet Australia’s world number one Ashleigh Barty in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, meanwhile, crashed out early in New York for a third year running, blowing a match point in a tense three-set loss to 116th-ranked Taylor Townsend.101 days ago
Halep’s best showing at the tournament was in 2015 when she was beaten by eventual champion Flavia Pennetta in the semifinals, and the US Open is the only Grand Slam where she has failed to reach the final.107 days ago
A six-time champion at Flushing Meadows, Serena Williams was once money in the bank when it came to the US Open.108 days ago
Novak Djokovic, who will be chasing a 17th Grand Slam singles title in New York next week, heads the men's field with Spain's Rafael Nadal seeded second.109 days ago