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Harmony Tan shocks Serena

Serena Williams participation in this year’s Wimbledon came to an abrupt end in the first round. The American playing in her first singles event since Wimbledon 2021 faltered in a 3 hour match eventually going down in the 3rd set championship tiebreaker.

“She’s beaten a legend.”

After three hours, 10 minutes, Harmony Tan beats Serena Williams in a first round epic#Wimbledon | #CentreCourt100 pic.twitter.com/IQst8AzXxv

— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 28, 2022

It was a match in which many expected Serena to win despite her lack of match practice. Harmony Tan had other ideas as she took the first set 7-5 with a lovely combination of slice and power. Serena came back in the second set dominating her opponent to take it to a third set. It looked as if the tide was turning when Serena went a break up early on but Tan fought back much to the delight of the Centre Court crowd. Eventually they edged towards the breaker. Serena went racing ahead to 4 0 only to be pegged back by Tan. It was a ding dong battle that neither player really went out to win. Eventually Tan held firm following an extended rally which forced Serena to hit a forehand topspin into the net.

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