Cruel images for Harmony Tan. Opposed to the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, this Tuesday, in the 2nd round of the Australian Open, the Frenchwoman was forced to give up just before the end of the match before being evacuated from the court on a wheelchair.
Harmony Tan is likely to remember her first participation in the Australian Grand Slam for a long time. The 107e world player fought a tough battle against the partner of Gaël Monfils. If she conceded the first set, she hung on to dismiss a match point and win the second set.
But the third set turned into a nightmare for Harmony Tan (24). Hit in the left calf, she tried to hold on, but her injury was stronger. After being treated, she could hardly move on the court and could barely put her foot on the ground. On the recommendations of the referee, who advised her to give up so as not to aggravate her injury, she ended up throwing in the towel on her serve (6-3, 5-7, 5-1).
Sad exit for the French Harmony Tan, forced to give up against Elina Svitolina (6-3, 5-7, 5-1) because of a left calf injury and to leave the court … on a wheelchair
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And the pain was so intense that Harmony Tan, unable to walk and her face scarred with pain, left the Margaret court Arena sitting in a wheelchair, to the applause of an audience saddened to see the French leave the tournament in this way.