In Daily Drops today, the player who beat Serena Williams at Wimbledon has been heavily criticised, and what happens when a tennis player forgets their racquets?
Serena Williams Wimbledon conqueror criticised
Harmony Tan has had a very busy couple of days. Yesterday, she overcame the great Serena Williams in a three-hour epic.
Today she has returned to earth with a bump, with her doubles partner Tamara Korpatsch publicly raging at her.
Tan left the German in the lurch, withdrawing just an hour before their first match, and she has been left understandably 'angry' as a result.
“She just texted me this morning," Korpatsch said. "Let me wait here [until] one hour before the match start. I’m very sad, disappointed and also very angry that I can’t play my first doubles Grand Slam.”
The German player, who was beaten by Heather Watson in the first round of the singles tournament, added: “It’s really not fair for me, I didn’t deserve that. 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 [three-hour] match the day before, you can’t play professional. That’s my opinion.”
Serena tipped to carry on
Staying with the Serena Williams theme, she has been backed to carry on until the US Open at least.
Fellow former world number one and multiple US Open champion Kim Clijsters said it may take Williams a while to get over the loss at Wimbledon, but she will be back.
"It's going to take her a little while to get over a loss where she came so close.
"Now it's back to thinking 'Do I want to start at the US Open? Do I want to play a couple more tournaments in singles?'
"She will talk to her coach and see where she can improve, and where she can get some more matches before she [potentially] plays another Grand Slam in a couple of months."
'I don't have any racquets'
We are not sure what Ugo Humbert thought he was going to be doing today, but it looks like actually playing tennis wasn't on his list.
The Frenchman was due to play third seed Casper Ruud, and all seemed to be going to plan when he arrived on court carrying two large tennis bags.
However, before the warm-up, he had to approach the umpire with an unusual problem, saying: "I don't have any racquets - sorry for that!"
Someone soon arrived on court carrying his racquets, and he used them to fine effect by stunning Ruud 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 4-6.
One wonders what was actually in the bags.
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