Who is Harmony Tan? 5 things to know about the French Tennis Player

The 24-years-old, Harmony Tan has paid tribute to ‘superstar’ Serena Williams after knocking one of her childhood heroes out of Wimbledon. France’s Harmony Tan nipped Serena Williams’ hopes of a Wimbledon renaissance in the bud, dramatically knocking the tennis great out in a three-hour first-round epic. Tan secured a 7-5 1-6 7-6 victory to progress into the second round, turning around a four-point deficit in a tense tiebreak to secure the biggest win of her career. After the match, Tan admitted she was ‘scared’ over the prospect of coming up against the legendary 23-time Grand Slam winner. “I’m so emotional now. [Serena] is a superstar and when I was young I was watching her so many times on the TV,” Tan told. “For my first Wimbledon, it’s wow. Just wow.” She continued: “When I saw the draw I was really scared. Because it’s Serena Williams, she a legend and I was like ‘oh my god how can I play, and if I could win one or two games it was really good for me!”. “I would like to thank everybody today and my team and my coach Natalie Tauziat, who also played Serena. Thank you so much for being with me.” 

Who is Harmony Tan?

Harmony Tan (born 11th September 1997) is a professional tennis player from Paris, France who has a career-high WTA ranking of World No. 90 in singles and World No. 302 in doubles. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the singles format, she had reached the 3rd round of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships; and the 2nd round of the 2021 French Open and the 2022 Australian Open. As of June 2022, she had won 8 singles titles and 1 doubles title on the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Women’s Circuit. She started playing tennis at the age of 6.

French Tennis Player, who defeated Serena Williams at Wimbledon 2022

Here are the 5 things to know about the French Tennis Player, Harmony Tan

1. Harmony Tan is from Paris

Harmony took birth in Paris, France. Thus, she holds French nationality and she is of Chinese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese descent. She appears to be able to speak both French and English, but it’s unknown if she speaks any other languages. 

2. She is ranked at world No. 90 in the rankings of the WTA

Harmony has career-high WTA rankings of World No. 90 in singles as of 4th April 2022. Currently, her singles ranking is No. 115 as of 27th June 2022. She has won eight singles titles till now. She also comes in at world no. 302 in doubles as of 14th September 2020 as her career-high WTA ranking. Whereas her current doubles ranking is No. 611 as of 27th June 2022. She has won one doubles title in tournaments of the ITF Women’s Circuit. 

3. She has made prize money of nearly millions of dollar

French professional tennis player, Harmony Tan has made received the prize money of US $908,860 until now winning several tournaments. However, her net worth is in millions of dollars. 

4. Her relationship status is single at a moment

Harmony Tan is an unmarried woman and she is single right now as she is not seeing anyone at present. Also, there is no news and affairs about her relationship with anyone. She is building her tennis career now. 

5. She received huge online support after her first Wimbledon win defeating Serena Williams

In 2022, at her first Wimbledon, ranked No. 115, Tan defeated Serena Williams in three sets with a super tiebreak 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) in the first round after 3 hours and 10 minutes, the longest match thus far at the tournament. She also admitted to being ‘really scared’ during her match with Serena at Wimbledon. “What an inspiration,” one Twitter user shared while tagging the tennis champ in a tweet on June 28, 2022. “Amazing and totally deserved win for Harmony Tan! New talent; an outstanding young player!” another exclaimed. “Props to Harmony Tan on an amazing match,” a third wrote, while many others wished her a “Congratulations.”

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