By: AP |
July 2, 2022 8:21:59 pm
Germany's Tamara Korpatsch celebrates winning a point Britain's Heather Watson during their women's singles tennis match on day one of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
The German player who criticized Harmony Tan for pulling out of their doubles match at Wimbledon has contracted COVID-19.
Tamara Korpatsch said on Instagram that she tested positive and withdrew from her next tournament in France.
It’s at least the fourth known COVID-19 case among players who competed or planned to compete at the All England Club.
No. 8 Matteo Berrettini, the runner-up to Novak Djokovic a year ago, and No. 14 Marin Cilic withdrew before the tournament started. No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut won his first-round match but pulled out Thursday.
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Korpatsch lost to Heather Watson in their first-round singles match at Wimbledon.
She then criticized Tan after the French player withdrew from doubles to focus on singles.
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Tan had just beaten Serena Williams in singles. She has continued her run, and has reached the fourth round.
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