TENNIS: The American tennis player was hospitalized urgently …
” Please help me ! Please, please … “American Bethanie Mattek-Sands screamed in pain, lying in the middle of the court, when her right knee was swollen and was forced to retire in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday.
The dramatic scene, which occurred early in the third round against Romanian Sorana Cirstea , went around social networks. As she resumes its support, following a rise in the net, the US slips and falls on the turf, twisted in pain.
— Marion bartoli (@bartoli_marion) July 6, 2017
She called for help repeatedly so that his opponent goes to her and in turn calls for help with a horrified face. The partner of Mattek-Sands tried to comfort her while emergency crews arrived, while Cirstea, who had equalized at one set all (4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 0-0) broke down in tears .
Her doubles partner, Czech Lucie Safarova , with which she won five major trophies, but never Wimbledon, joined her in tears, too. “This is an acute knee injury and she was taken directly to the hospital,” said WTA on Twitter.
From the AELTC re Bethanie Mattek-Sands: It is an acute knee injury and she has gone straight to hospital. #Wimbledon
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) July 6, 2017