American wild-card entry and Phoenix resident Bethanie Mattek-Sands injured her right knee during a point and retired from her second-round match at Wimbledon.
Moving up toward the net in the opening game of the third set against Sorana Cirstea of Romania, Mattek-Sands slipped and fell. She immediately clutched her right knee. She could be heard screaming in pain and sobbing.
Mattek-Sands stayed down in the middle of Court 17 and was attended to by medical personnel.
The 32-year-old Mattek-Sands is ranked No. 1 in women’s doubles. She and her partner, Lucie Safarova, have won three consecutive Grand Slam doubles titles, including at the French Open last month.
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Just a devastating scene at Wimbledon as Bethanie Mattek-Sands goes down with an injury. pic.twitter.com/kqY6wQAcbS— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 6, 2017