Just a devastating scene at Wimbledon as Bethanie Mattek-Sands goes down with an injury.
The US's Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a horror knee injury at Wimbledon yesterday that left her crying in pain on the court. "Sorana, help me. Sorana, help me, '" Cirstea said. "But I was announced for a court change for my match", Safarova said after her third-round exit to Shelby Rogers.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands has been rushed off to hospital, from playing a match at Wimbedon, after a horrific fall on court 17.
The injury to her knee was so gruesome that she asked the medics to cover it up with a towel.
Women's top seed Angelique Kerber won her second-round match in straight sets, as did fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki, Svetlana Kuznetsova and No. 9 Agnieszka Radwanska.
"I think everyone froze".
Mattek-Sands- who was born in Minnesota, lived in Wisconsin and now calls Arizona home with her husband Justin - thought about quitting tennis years ago after a series of injuries.
Although Mattek-Sands is a doubles specialist with her partner, Lucie Safarovabut, she was a wild-card entry to the singles at Wimbledon.
And Safarova admitted it was hard to concentrate on her own game with her world No1 doubles partner in trouble.
"It's just bad what happened, obviously I'm very sad for her", Safarova said, speaking barely above a whisper after losing her singles match.
The harrowing incident occurred on Court 17 on Thursday. "I'm not a doctor but you could see that her kneecap was in a very weird position", she said. "The player was then transferred directly to an ambulance and taken under emergency conditions to a hospital", the statement continued. "These painkillers are not working", she was heard to say before she was taken off the court, according to The Sun.
"She kept saying: 'Sorana, help me!" I'm not sure how the other courts are, if they're damaged that much as Court 18.
Mattek-Sands is ranked No. 103 in the world in singles rankings.