Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffers graphic knee injury at Wimbledon


American Bethanie Mattek-Sands was stretchered off court screaming in pain after suffering an horrific knee injury during her women's singles match at Wimbledon on Thursday, while her opponent criticised the time taken to deal with the incident.

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Mattek-Sands was playing Romania's Sorana Cirstea on outside Court 17 when she appeared to slip as she approached the net at the beginning of the third set, then collapsed awkwardly to the grass.

After a moment's silence, she suddenly screamed out in pain, then repeatedly shouted "help me," clutching her right leg.