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    Friday, 7 July 2017

    Wimbledon 2017: Bethanie Mattek-Sands shouts "F**K, HELP ME, HELP ME" in horror footage

    The American, who is ranked 103 in the world, suffered a freak right knee injury during her match against Sorana Cirstea yesterday - leaving SW19 fans feeling sick.
    Mattek-Sands, 32, fell to the ground and yelped "f**k, help me, help me" while clutching her leg early in the third set.
    Cirstea jumped over the net and gasped as her stricken opponent was sprawled out on the floor.
    Mattek-Sands will today undergo more scans on her horror Wimbledon knee injury.
    Doctors closely monitored her condition overnight and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) say more will be known following today tests.
    "Bethanie of course thanks everyone for their kind wishes and messages of support," a WTA statement added.
    ** BETHANIE MATTEK-SANDS LATEST : Live updates on star's condition**

    Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a horrendous knee injury during her match against Sorana Cirstea
    When she spoke about incident for the first time, Cirstea said: "I think the kneecap, it was out.
    "I'm not a doctor, I'm not a specialist. I've never seen anything like this, but it wasn't in a normal position.
    "That's why I kind of freaked out because I've never seen this. I spoke with my physio afterwards, if he knows a little bit more.
    "Hopefully it's not as bad as it seems. Hopefully she won't need surgery or something like this."
    Fans shielded their mouths in horror at what they were seeing as Mattek-Sands squirmed on the ground.
    Medics came to her side and spent 25 minutes treating her as husband Justin and her doubles partner Lucie Safarova rushed to help.

    The pair have won the last three Grand Slam titles at the US Open, Australian Open and French Open. They had been hoping to complete the full set at the All England Club.
    Mattek-Sands had won the first set 6-4 and lost the second on a tie-break moments before the fall occurred.
    The All-England Club released a statement after the incident which read: "The first response to Court 17 was within 1 minute, by a qualified ambulance technician.
    "The player was kept on court while pain relief was given.
    "The player was then transferred directly to an ambulance and taken under emergency conditions to a hospital."
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands was taken to hospital
    Cirstea was visibly taken aback, and speaking in her press conference after, said: "She went into shock. She kept saying, 'Sorana help me, Sorana help me, Sorana help me.'
    "I said 'I'm here, I'm here, I'm here'. I think was tough because she was stuck on this, Sorana, help me, Sorana, help me.
    "I said 'I am here, you are strong, you can do this'.
    "I was trying, but of course I felt useless. In this kind of moment when she was screaming so loud, you watch the knee, it was a very uncomfortable moment."

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