"I went over. I saw her knee out", said the Romanian, who advanced to the third round as a result of the injury.
Colourful US star Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered an horrific knee injury at Wimbledon on Thursday which left her screaming in pain, pleading for help and officials accused of freezing in her desperate moment of need.
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While on the ground she was heard calling out "It hurts, hurts so much" despite being given oxygen and an injection to deal with the pain.
The All-England Club released a statement following the match: "The first response to Court 17 was within one minute, by a qualified ambulance technician". It's just about her being healthy; I know what she has been through with the injuries.
The 15th seed was pushed hard in the first set before 50th-ranked Edmund wilted and Monfils moved through 7-6 (1) 6-4 6-4. "Sorana help me! Sorana, help me!' I said, 'I'm here, I'm here, I'm here, '" Cirstea said. On Friday, a WTA spokesman said Mattek-Sands was having more tests on her right knee.
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She is also a Olympic gold medalist in mixed doubles following her glory at the Rio Olympics. I think was tough because she was stuck on this, Sorana, help me, Sorana help me.
Medics quickly came to Mattek-Sands' assistance, taking the 32-year-old Minnesota native away on a stretcher. "I'm not a doctor but you could see that her kneecap was in a very weird position", she said.
The incident happened when Mattek-Sands while playing a shot apparently slipped and then fell down awkwardly on the court.
Some accused the Wimbledon medical team of not reacting quickly enough to Mattek-Sands' injury.
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