American Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a sickening injury at Wimbledon and had to be taken from court on a stretcher.
The 32-year-old’s knee appeared to buckle under her as she slipped during her second-round match with Romanian Sorana Cirstea on Court 17.
In obvious distress, Mattek-Sands screamed out “Help me” as she lay on the turf in front of horrified spectators.
Small ambulance driven up to Court 17. #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/RSPmeYvnuq
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) July 6, 2017
She was attended to by paramedics on court, with an ambulance ready to take her away.
Mattek-Sands had won the first set 6-4 and lost the second on a tie-break moments before the fall occurred.
By PA Sport
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