French Tennis player, Harmony Tan was helped out of the court through a wheelchair as she was having calf pain issues during her clash with Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina at the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Harmony Tan was down by 5-1 in the third round and deciding set before her pain got too much and she was forced to quit. Her opponent Elina Svitolina said that it was a rollercoaster match.
“Of course, it’s very sad to see her leaving the court in a wheelchair. It’s never good to see a player getting injured,” said Elina to AFP.
Elina Svitolina, who’s walkover against Harmony by 6-3, 5-7, 5-1, has made her mark to the third round of the tournament. Elina, currently ranked no. 15 is now all set to clash with two-times Australian Open champion, Victoria Azarenka.
The Belarusian tennis player, Victoria Azarenka reached round three after beating Swiss Jil Teichmann. Elina said that she and Azarenka have played and practised many times, she had also played doubles with her. she believes that it’s important to throw in her best game into the match and will try to work on some strategies with her coach. Elina Svitolina’s match against Victoria Azarenka is on January 21, Friday.