Harmony Tan Angers Wimbledon double partner with out after Serena Upset | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors
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After beating Serena Williams in the singles tournament at Wimbledon, Harmony Tan is now under fire from critics.
Tan withdrew from Wednesday’s doubles draw with a thigh injury, via D’Aarcy Maine from ESPN. Future partner Tamara Korpatsch was belatedly informed of the decision and expressed her displeasure in a Instagram post:
“Unfortunately my doubles partner H. Tan retired from our doubles today. She just texted me this morning. Let me wait here 1 hour before the match starts. I’m very sad, disappointed and also very angry that I couldn’t play my 1st Grand Slam in doubles. And that’s really not fair to me. I didn’t deserve that. She asked me before the tournament if we wanted to play doubles and I said yes, I didn’t ask her, she asked me! “I’m broke after a 3 hour game the day before, you can’t play professional. It’s my opinion.”
Tan beat Williams in a first-round battle that lasted three hours and 14 minutes on Tuesday night. The match featured 243 points in total and ended in a third-set tiebreaker won by the 24-year-old on her Wimbledon main draw debut.
The French player was due to team up with Korpatsch for a doubles match on Wednesday against Raluca Olaru and Nadiia Kichenok, but the withdrawal saw them replaced by Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Peangtarn Plipuech.
Korpatsch lost in her first round singles match against Heather Watson. The German was expected to make her first Grand Slam doubles appearance before Tan withdrew.
Tan remains in the singles competition and will face No. 32 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo on Thursday. Dropping the doubles event could keep her fresh as she tries to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career.
Ranked No. 115 in the world, Tan entered the tournament with a 13-16 record as a singles player in 2022. She is 0-1 in doubles this year, last winning a match in 2020.