American tennis player screams in pain, given oxygen at Wimbledon

Solenn Plantier
Juillet 6, 2017

American player Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a gruesome injury Thursday at Wimbledon, collapsing in a heap on the court and sending shouts of anguish echoing across the grounds.

"Help me, help me", Mattek-Sands screamed repeatedly while she clutched her right knee, leaving the crowd stunned.

Cirstea hopped the net to try and aid her stricken opponent, as the umpire called for paramedics.

Mattek-Sands won the first set 6-4, but then fell in a tiebreak on the second set, 7-4. She was later seen in tears courtside.

The WTA tweeted about the incident: 'It is an acute knee injury and she has gone straight to hospital'.

Mattek-Sands, now world No 99, is an Olympic Gold Medalist in mixed doubles and has won five Grand Slam titles in women's doubles and two in the mixed doubles throughout her career. They exchanged sets before Sela, No 90 in the world, clinched the decider 6-3.

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