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Police are looking into claims Wimbledon tennis player was poisoned

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Poisoned on purpose?

Police are investigating claims that a British tennis player was deliberately poisoned, forcing her to pull out of her junior Wimbledon match last month due to a mystery illness.

Gabriella Taylor, 18, was forced to withdraw from her girls' quarterfinal against America's Kayla Day on July 6 after she became unwell, the BBC reports.

Taylor had to spend four days in intensive care.

Authorities say they are looking into the issue after doctors diagnosed her with a rare bacterial infection spread to humans by the urine of animals, particularly rats.

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