Bethanie Mattek-Sands speaks for first time following Wimbledon horror injury

Mattek-Sands receives treatment

The 32-year-old was having tests yesterday morning on the right knee that appeared to buckle during her second-round match against Sorana Cirstea.

Cirstea climbed over the net to check on Mattek-Sands and was clearly upset by what she saw.

Mattek-Sands, who was stretchered off Court 17 after she was attended to by trainers for more than 10 minutes, also confirmed she will be out a "while" as she recovers from surgery.

"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.

The American thanked her friends and fans for their support, adding: "All your messages have been really inspiring and have meant a lot to me".

"There was a loud pop, my knee felt really tight and I took a look at it, I kind of freaked out and it's probably when you guys heard me all drop an F-bomb!"

Mattek-Sands, top-ranked in the doubles, entered the singles competition as a wildcard and defeated Magda Linette in Round 1.

"I remember taking a step, my leg not being able to hold me and I went down", she said during a Facebook Live chat, per ESPN.

At present Mattek-Sands is in hospital following her devastating injury, described by medical examiners as "acute". "I didn't get a chance to comment and was shifted to the hospital", she said. She kept saying, "Sorana help me, Sorana help me, Sorana help me". "It was like something you see only in the movies", Cristea told BBC News.

Mladenovic did not hide her frustration with the conditions on another outside show court - this one Court 18 - after her loss Thursday to Alison Riske.

When the incident happened the medical team took some time to arrive but once they reached she was treated on the field.

"It was one of the most painful injures I've had, and I've had a few". She and her opponent, Alison Riske, of America, had asked to stop playing after only two games of their second-round...

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

'I dislocated my patella on the court - that's what the pain was coming from - and I ruptured my patella tendon.

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