There was drama at Wimbledon this week – but some off-court sniping has, thankfully, been resolved.
France’s Harmony Tan dashed Serena Williams’ hopes of a Wimbledon revival in the bud, dramatically eliminating big tennis in an epic three-hour first round.
But after receiving applause from around the world for her performance, the next day Tan was slammed by her doubles partner, Tamara Korpatsch, for dropping out of their opening match.
“Unfortunately my doubles partner H. Tan retired from our doubles today,” Korpatsch wrote on Instagram Wednesday after Tan’s withdrawal, apparently citing fatigue.
“She just texted me this morning. let me wait here [until] one hour before the start of the game. I am very sad, disappointed and also very angry at not being able to play my first Grand Slam in doubles.
In her post, Korpatsch said the situation wasn’t “fair” to her, before adding: “If you’re broke after 3 a.m. [three-hour] game the day before, you can’t play professional. It’s my opinion.
But now, it seems, peace has been restored between the duo.
Korpatsch wrote on Instagram on Thursday: “Me and Harmony have spoken and understood all the misunderstandings. She has made me understand her hurt now and we have already apologized to each other.
She added that she would delete her previous post and asked fans not to send “insults” to the player.