Heartbreak as star leaves court in wheelchair

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There was an unfortunate extremity to the women's 2nd circular lucifer connected Margaret Court Arena today, with France's Harmony Tan taken from the tribunal successful a wheelchair.

The 24-year-old was down 1-5 successful the last acceptable against 15 effect Elina Svitolina, but was incapable to decorativeness aft injuring her calf.

Tan desperately tried to combat done it, but to nary avail, arsenic the seat umpire advised she discontinue from the match.

Svitolina volition beforehand to a 3rd circular match-up with two-time champion Victoria Azarenka connected Friday owed to the walkover, with the prima starring the lucifer 6-3 5-7 5-1 erstwhile Tan chose to extremity it prematurely.

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Harmony Tan of France is taken from the tribunal successful a wheelchair during her 2nd circular lucifer against Elina Svitolina. (AP)

"It's ever horrible for immoderate jock to get injured successful the competition, and hopefully Harmony tin retrieve and get backmost soon connected the court," Svitolina said aft the match.

"She played truly good - it took maine a small spot of clip to travel backmost into the match."

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