Mattek-Sands suffers horrific Wimbledon injury

Mattek-Sands suffers horrific Wimbledon injury”

She was taken to the hospital to be treated for "an acute knee injury."

As she rushed the net, the 32-year-old's right knee gave way in the third set of the match on Court 17 against Romanian player Sorana Cirstea.

"It's quite unique with your opponent, after two games, you both agree on stopping playing in a slam", Mladenovic said, per the Guardian. "She kept saying, 'Sorana help me, Sorana help me, Sorana help me.' I said, 'I'm here, I'm here, I'm here.I am here, you are strong, you can do this, '" Cirstea said. No further information about the extent of the current injury was immediately released.

The 15th seed was pushed hard in the first set before 50th-ranked Edmund wilted and Monfils moved through 7-6 (1) 6-4 6-4. I said "I'm here, I'm here".

Mattek-Sands could be heard crying and screaming out for help even once the medical support arrived, with the crowd dispersing after it became clear the match was over.

Although Mattek-Sands is a doubles specialist with her partner, Lucie Safarovabut, she was a wild-card entry to the singles at Wimbledon.

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"It's just awful what happened, obviously I'm very sad for her", Safarova said, speaking barely above a whisper after losing her singles match.

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The incident happened when Mattek-Sands tried to play a shot but apparently slipped and then fell down awkwardly on the court.

A club spokesperson confirmed to AAP that a courtside stretcher was available but wasn't brought out until Matek-Sands had been administered with painkillers to numb her pain. She was left screaming for help and in severe pain on the ground, with the position of the knee-cap suggestive of a patellar tendon rupture.

"I was trying, but of course I felt useless.I wish I could have done more".

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