Tennis Player Bethanie Mattek-Sands Screams 'Help Me' After Horrific Injury
Tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands has suffered a tragic end to her Wimbledon hopes after being taken away in an ambulance during her match against Sorana Cirstea.
The American fell to a heap on the floor of court seventeen today, screaming 'help me', while clutching her knee.
Initially no one noticed the severity of her injury, it was only until she began to shout and her opponent waved for help.
Mattek-Sands' doubles partner, Lucie Safarova, was seen beside the court looking very worried for her, visibly distressed by the injury, Metro reports.
@WTA_insider reports that it is an acute knee injury and she has gone straight to hospital, with it looking like she'll be out of competition for the foreseeable future.
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
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Corridor between courts 16 and 17 cleared for ambulance to take injured Mattek-Sands pic.twitter.com/DelLOfCwtn
- Tom Allnutt (@tomallnuttPA) July 6, 2017
Mattek-Sands'in çiftler partneri Lucie Safarova gözyaşları içinde :disappointed_relieved: pic.twitter.com/za6KShZGMj
- TenisHaberleri (@SadeceTenis) July 6, 2017
Lucie Safarova in tears, seeing her doubles partner and now close friend Bethanie Mattek-Sands, still being tended to. #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/mTkJVqDXe3
- Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) July 6, 2017
She was due to compete in the women's doubles competition with Lucie Safarova and after having already won both the Australian Open and the French Open this year.
We hope she has a speedy recovery and gets back playing soon.
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