London — France Harmony Tan continued his stellar Wimbledon debut on Saturday, booking his first Grand Slam fourth-round spot and defeating Briton Katie Vaulter 6-1 6-1 in just 51 minutes.
24-year-old Tan proves that seven Wimbledon champions Serena Williams won a thrilling victory in the opening round, not a fluke, but three consecutive tour-level wins. did. Career.
"No, I don't believe it yet. If you sleep a little, you may believe it tomorrow, but that's great," said Coco Gauff, one of the next two Americans. Amanda Anisimova said in court that she had played in the quarterfinals.
"I think I like grass. I don't play on this court, but I really like playing everything in the game, like slicing and volleyball. I'm happy.
"The first round with Serena was really moving. After playing each match, it was really good tennis today."
Home on Court 2 Despite partisan support from the crowd, Vaulter couldn't resist Tan's versatility and excellent court coverage, and world number 118 helped her purpose by committing 21 unforced errors. did not.
After playing Williams on the center court in a midnight thriller, Tan said she was happy to be in a small court.
"When she plays Brit on the center court, I think she has a lot of people. I like playing on small courts," Tan told reporters. .. "I don't wait all day, so I also like to play the first match."
After defeating Vaulter's serve twice, Tan got 3 in his fourth service game. I sent two ace and put the opening set in the bag in 27 minutes.
The 115th French woman secured another early break in the second set, missed the "Twiner" trick shot and defeated the vault again, sealing the one-sided contest on the third break. Did.
The smiling big tongue did not allow her vaulter to see her birth at a glance. She hit her slice perfectly to open the court and she hit 16 winners against only 5 unforced errors.
Tan's game, consisting of clever slices, well-disguised drop shots, and impregnable defense, may not find too many new fans, but it's a lawn power hitter. It has proven to be effective against it.
"When I was young, it was really hard for me because they told me I couldn't be a really good player in this game," she said constantly on her face. Said with no smile.
"I didn't have any help and it was financially difficult.
" But there is one person who believed in me. When I was 18 ( Current coach) Natalie Tojiato. We are working on the game. "(Report by Sudipto Ganguly, edited by Ed Osmond)