Bethanie Mattek-Sands screams in pain after Wimbledon injury

The 32-year-old suffered a serious-looking knee injury while facing Sorana Cirstea on Court 17

The 32-year-old suffered a serious-looking knee injury while facing Sorana Cirstea on Court 17

American Bethanie Mattek-Sands has been rushed to hospital after suffering a horror knee injury during her second-round match at Wimbledon.

She added: "She kept staying, Sorana help me, Sorana help me, Sorana help me".

Mattek-Sands had also advanced to the second round of the women's doubles bracket. It's clear there was confusion from her opponent, staff and the crowd about the severity of the injury.

The tennis world surrounded American Bethanie Mattek-Sands with support following her knee injury on Thursday. "These painkillers are not working", she was heard to say before she was taken off the court, according to The Sun.

The Romanian said: "I saw she was on the floor, then she started screaming".


Maria Sharapova said the surface on Court Two where she lost to Michelle Larcher de Brito was "dangerous" after she fell a number of times.

She was attended to by paramedics on court, with an ambulance ready to take her away. I think was tough because she was stuck on this, Sorana, help me, Sorana, help me. Her knee was in a very weird position.

In a statement, the All-England Club said: "The first response to Court 17 was within one minute, by a qualified ambulance technician".

Mattek-Sands's husband Justin tried to console his wife as medics arrived, while Cirstea was distraught and in tears.

Cirstea, who had dropped the first set 4-6 but took the second 7-6 (4), was declared the victor of the second round match.

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