Bethanie Mattek-Sands reveals gruesome Wimbledon injuries

Bethanie Mattek-Sands reveals gruesome Wimbledon injuries

"She kept staying, 'Sorana help me, Sorana help me, Sorana help me.' I said, 'I'm here, I'm here, I'm here.' I was trying, but of course I felt useless", said Cirstea, who was in the first game of the third set against Mattek-Sands. The 32-year-old fell to the ground and yelled "f**k, help me, help me" while clutching her leg.

Many spectators were visibly shaken by the events, as was Mattek-Sands' doubles partner Lucie Safarova, who went to the court when she heard about the injury.

"Bethanie is now undergoing more scans this morning and we should know more within the next few hours", said the WTA Tour in a statement.

Mattek-Sands, top-ranked in the doubles, entered the singles competition as a wildcard and defeated Magda Linette in Round 1. I just for a second thought maybe I could adjust it, and I knew it was either dislocated or broken. She was taken off the court on a stretcher and was immediately transported to a hospital.

"And I panicked a little bit, as well".

She said of the Romanian: "I remember Sorana coming over talking to me saying it will be OK". "And I said, eff you, I already did". I for obvious reasons haven't, I hate watching sport injuries let alone myself.

WATCH: Bethanie Mattek-Sands screams for help after horrific Wimbledon injury

Injuries like this will require surgery, with the injured leg placed in a brace or cast to stabilize it. Mattek-Sands confirmed she will be heading into surgery in New York City tomorrow to have the injury worked on. "In that moment I couldn't enjoy it, I was having a hard time", she went on to add while clarifying that that is contrary to her usual behaviour of being a positive and strong person.

Mattek-Sands also addressed her reaction to the injury.

French player Kristina Mladenovic claimed the courts have become risky because the hot weather has caused large patches of grass to wear away.

The All England Club said that a "qualified ambulance technician" was on the scene within a minute, but that did not stop the drama.

French 12th seed Kristina Mladenovic said there was a hole on Court 18 and that she and opponent Alison Riske had wanted to stop playing.

"There are sports where you see something's happening, and you see the help straight away".




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