Re: coaching Halep from behind the keyboard
Besides technical skills that she could improve (play at the net, the way she positions herself when hitting a volley, better striking from a static position, etc), I was surprised to see that in the matches at IW she stayed farther back the baseline, and as a result her striking lacked in precision, efficiency, timing. Even when she deffended, she could not reach the ball in a good position, as it was further away from her in a lateral position.
Maybe it is because she still has a lot to learn, so she doesn't really have a steady tactic right now. Hope she will always play nice matches though!