'I've never felt this pain before' – Tennis star cries in agony after she leaves court in wheelchair with horror injury | The Sun
TENNIS star Bianca Andreescu was left screaming in pain on the court after suffering a horrific ankle injury that reduced her mum to tears.
The 2019 US Open winner, 22, was facing Ekaterina Alexandrova in the last-16 of the Miami Open on Monday when the terrible incident occurred.
Andreescu, who has been hampered with injury over the past three years, had lost the first set 7-6 but was a break up in the second when she dropped to the floor in severe distress.
The Canadian could be heard shouting in pain as medics rushed to treat her left ankle.
And the broadcast picked up her desperately saying: "I’ve never felt this kind of pain before."
Alexandrova also came over to the other side of the court as she watched on with a worried look on her face.
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World No31 Andreescu eventually made it back to her feet but could not put any weight on her left foot as she hugged her concerned opponent.
She was taken from the court in a wheelchair as the cameras cut to her mum Maria Andreescu who had broken down crying at the sight of her daughter in discomfort.
Andreescu received applause from the crowd as she exited in heartbreaking fashion.
The match was declared a walkover as Alexandrova advanced through to the quarter-finals in Miami.
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But her first thoughts were for Andreescu as she reflected on the match.
The Russian-born player said: "I’m just really sorry that it happened to [Andreescu].
"Seeing her on the court in so much pain, it’s just painful to watch. You cannot help, you just can do nothing, which is terrible.
"And I think she’s going to be fine soon, and I’m wishing for her speedy recovery.
"The first set was super tough and great, and it probably could be a pretty good match for both of us, but unfortunately [Andreescu’s injury] happened."
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