Knee injury leaves Bethanie Mattek-Sands screaming on the ground at Wimbledon

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov makes a return to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus during their Men's Singles Match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday
WATCH: Bethanie Mattek-Sands screams for help after horrific Wimbledon injury
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08 July, 2017

When I saw that she's hurt, I obviously ran to the court. I spoke with my physio afterwards, if he knows a little bit more. Pain management will perhaps be Mattek-Sands' first point post surgery - on which we have no comment so far.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands was undergoing more tests on her right knee on Friday following her sickening injury at Wimbledon.

Mattek-Sands was in a tight third-round contest with Sorana Cirstea and had just seen the Romanian level the match at one set all.

Cirstea has questioned why it took the medics so long to tend to her opponent, according to The Mirror. It was shocking as she is a good friend of mine. It felt like forever. What if it was a heart attack? "The player was then transferred directly to an ambulance and taken under emergency conditions to a hospital". "I mean, I was there for 10, 15 minutes, then I left and the stretcher was not there yet." she recalled.

The Sun reported Mattek-Sands' comments as she was taken off the field. "I tried to comfort her but I panicked".

An eventful day at Wimbledon on Thursday was marred by a freak injury that produced a frightening on-court scene.

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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.

Safarova had been watching the match but was called to her own singles match and only found out about the injury while she was on her way to play.

It was a bad and painful end to Bethanie Mattek-Sand's campaign here in this year's Wimbledon. Video contains graphic content, viewer discretion advised.

Mattek-Sands and her partner, Lucie Safarova, won the Australian Open and French Open earlier this year.

She is now the No. 1 women's doubles tennis player in the world, which further adds to the cruelty of this injury.


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