Support has poured in from all corners after Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a horrible knee injury at Wimbledon 2017.
America's Bethanie Mattek-Sands suffered a horror knee injury at Wimbledon on Thursday which left her screaming and crying in pain in the middle of the court.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova battled past 12th-seeded Andrea Hlavackova, also from the Czech Republic, and China's Peng Shuai 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena.
Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands triumphed 6-2, 6-3 against the second-seeded Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the Brisbane International women's doubles final
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova defeated top seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in three sets to win the 2016 US Open women's doubles title
Roger Federer, a lifelong admirer of the All England Club's traditions, has ramped up his criticism of the rule which demands predominantly white outfits.
Ana Ivanovic, former French Open Champion and world number one, lost 6-3 6-4 to 158th-ranked qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands to become the second-highest seed to exit the women's draw after Simona Halep.
World number five Agnieszka Radwanska was stunned 7-5, 6-2 and it was first time since 1998 that the women's titleholder has lost her opening match in Sydney.
Venus said that she needs time to rest after playing the first tournament of 2014 in Auckland.
Seeded seventh, the Sania-Bethanie duo came back from a set down to beat the American combination 1-6 6-3 6-0 in one hour and 41 minutes.
Sania, who had earlier lost in the first round of mixed doubles, along with her American partner broke the French girls five times in the match. The winners will next face unseeded American pairing Lauren Davis and Megan Moulton-Levy in the next round.
In a commentary carried by China's official news agency Xinhua, its sports journalist Zhang Rongfeng wrote: "Losing the game and her bad temper were direct triggers of her episode at the presser.
It was the first time the 2011 champion had gone out at such an early stage of the tournament in seven appearances and wrecked her hopes of a second straight Grand Slam final appearance after Australian Open in January.
Nadal's 6-1, 6-3 triumph means he now leads Federer 20-10 in their head-to-head series, with 13 of his wins coming on clay.
The sixth seeded Indian duo lost 2-6 3-6 in the summit clash to the top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan.
Williams broke Azarenka's serve three times in a one-sided first set and despite a tighter second set the American prevailed to stretch her career-best winning streak to 24 games.
Sunday's final will be the 30th meeting between Nadal and Federer with the Spaniard holding a 19-10 lead.
Rafael Nadal set up a potential Rome Masters final with Swiss rival Roger Federer after dominating Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals on Saturday.