Korpatsch takes back scalding statement on Harmony Tan doubles withdrawal: "We already apologised to each other"
Following the three-hour-long battle with Serena Williams that ended 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(7) in her favour, Harmony Tan has pulled out of the doubles event at SW19 citing a thigh injury.
She was slated to partner up with Germany's Tamara Korpatsch at the event, who was looking to make her first-ever main draw doubles appearance at a Grand Slam. Understandably, Korpatsch took to Instagram today to log her disappointment at her partner's decision, mincing no words whatsoever.
The 27-year-old declared that she was "very sad, disappointed and angry" with the way Tan communicated the news to her, just hours before their match was scheduled to start. She wrote:
"Unfortunately, my Doubles Partner Harmony Tan retired from our doubles today. She just texted me this morning. Let me wait here 1 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. I didn't deserve that."
She further added:
"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 3h Match the day before, you can't play professional. That's my opinion."
But she has later back tracked on those comments. “Me and Harmony have talked and figured out all [our] misunderstandings. She made me clear about her injury now and we already apologised to each other,” Korpatsch wrote.
“[Due to this] fact I will delete my previous post regarding this situation. And I will ask [you] not to write bad comments to her, don't want that she get insults! Hope for your understanding!”