Darren Cahill said Simona Halep was playing like a 'disgrace' during the WTA Finals, and the Romanian accepted her coach's criticism.
Simona Halep bowed out of the WTA Finals with harsh words from coach Darren Cahill ringing in her ears as Karolina Pliskova advanced.
After 17 wins in succession, Bianca Andreescu has lost three on the bounce and is out of the WTA Finals, limited by a left knee injury.
Bianca Andreescu was unable to win from a set up against Simona Halep at the WTA Finals after Elina Svitolina beat Karolina Pliskova.
Bianca Andreescu will finally face her idol at the WTA Finals, a prospect Simona Halep is relishing.
Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Belinda Bencic will be top seed Ashleigh Barty's opponents in the Red Group in Shenzhen.
A seamless return to action saw Bianca Andreescu claim a 14th straight win in China, but Simona Halep was dumped out.
=China Open favourites Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Elina Svitolina ensured their progression, with Venus Williams also heading through.
Ashleigh Barty will not have the obstacle of Simona Halep in her bid for glory in Wuhan, where Dayana Yastremska sprung a big shock.
Simona Halep has suffered a back injury, leading to her withdrawal at the Wuhan Open.