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Harmony Tan’s Doubles Partner Clears Air After Expressing Outrage Over Late Withdrawal

Tamara Korpatsch, Harmony Tan’s doubles partner at Wimbledon, apologized to Tan for her criticism after Tan pulled out of the doubles tournament on short notice.

“She made me clear about her injury now and we already apologized to each other,” Korpatsch wrote on Instagram, via ESPN’s D’Arcy Maine. “As a fact I will delete my previous post regarding this situation. And I will ask not to write bad comments to her, don't want that she gets insults!”

Tan made waves on Tuesday after she beat Serena Williams in three sets in the first round of the tournament. Following that victory, she had to withdraw from the doubles side due to a thigh injury, but Korpatsch wasn’t happy that Tan let her know only an hour before the match began.

“She just texted me this morning,” Korpatsch wrote on Wednesday. “Let me wait here [one] hour before the match start. I’m very sad, disappointed and also very angry that I can’t play my 1st Doubles Grand Slam. And It’s really not fair for me.”

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At the time, Korpatsch didn’t believe playing a long match vs. Williams was enough of an excuse to pull off the match.

“I didn’t deserve that,” she said. “She asked me before the tournament if we wanna play doubles and I said yes, I didn’t ask her, she asked me! If you’re broken after a 3 [hour] match the day before, you can’t play professional. That’s my opinion.”

Korpatsch was eliminated from the singles tournament in the first round but was set to play in her first doubles Wimbledon tournament this year. Tan, meanwhile, continued her singles tournament with another win in the second round over Sara Sorribes Tormo. She will play Katie Boutler in the third round.