American wild-card entry Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a severe right knee injury at Wimbledon during her second-round match against Sorana Cirstea of Romania.
Moving up toward the net in the opening game of the third set, Mattek-Sands slipped and fell, immediately clutching her right knee. She could be heard screaming for help as she 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.
After Mattek-Sands was taken off the court on a stretcher, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club provided an update on her status: