Harmony Tan’s jilted partner has slammed the Frenchwoman for withdrawing from the Wimbledon women’s doubles a day after shattering Serena Williams’ grand slam dream.
Tan stunned the tennis world with a 7-5 1-6 7-6 (10-7) first-round victory over Williams on Tuesday night that cruelled the American’s latest quest to match Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 grand slam singles titles.
Basking in the glory of her momentous win, Tan was supposed to back up for doubles duty with Tamara Korpatsch on Wednesday, but left the German hanging.
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Her late scratching infuriated Korpatsch, who took to social media to express her anguish.
“She just texted this morning. Let me wait here 1 hour before the match start,” Korpatsch posted on Instagram.
“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.”
While 24-year-old Tan, ranked 115th in the world is guaranteed a pay day of at least Stg 50,000 ($A78,000) for reaching the second round of the singles, Korpatsch will be a minimum of Stg 6225 ($A11,000) out of pocket for not playing doubles.
Tan is scheduled to play Spanish No.32 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo in the second round on Thursday.
Tan is ranked 611th in doubles and has never played in that event at Wimbledon.
Korpatsch, 27, is ranked 298th in doubles, and lost in the first round of the singles to Britain’s Heather Watson.
Tan was two points from losing to Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion who hadn’t played a singles match since injuring herself in the first round a year ago at the All England Club.
The match lasted three hours, 11 minutes on centre court.
“If you’re broken after a 3-(hour) match the day before, you can’t play professional (tennis). That’s my opinion,” Korpatsch wrote.
Tan and Korpatsch were scheduled to play 15th-seeded Nadiia Kichenok and Raluca Olaru but have been replaced by Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Peangtarn Plipuech.