LONDON – A day after Tamara Korpatsch, Harmony Tan’s future partner, publicly expressed her outrage over Tan’s last-minute decision to pull out of doubles, peace has been restored between the pair.
In a follow-up post to her Instagram story on Thursday, Korpatsch said the two had spoken and cleared the air.
“She has now made it clear to me about her injury and we have already apologized to each other,” Korpatsch wrote. “In fact, I will delete my previous post about this situation. And I will ask not to write bad comments about her, I don’t want her to be offended!”
Tan withdrew from doubles, in which she and Korpatsch were scheduled to play their first-round match on Wednesday, following her win over Serena Williams in three sets on Tuesday-evening, due to a thigh injury. Korpatsch claimed that Tan texted her an hour before their match was due to start.
“I didn’t deserve that,” Korpatsch said on Wednesday. “She asked me before the tournament if we wanted to play doubles and I said yes, I didn’t ask her, she asked me! If you are broken after a 3 [hour] match the day before, you can’t play professionally. That’s my opinion.”
Korpatsch had already been eliminated in singles and was scheduled to make her Grand Slam debut in doubles. She said she was “very sad, disappointed and also very angry” about the turn of events.
The 27-year-old has since deleted the original message on her Instagram account.
Tan has not said anything publicly about the dispute. She won her match in the second round against number 32 seed Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6-3. 6-4, on Thursday.