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.
For those who don't know, I have been in intensive care in Southampton general hospital these past 4 days suffering from an unknown cause.— Gabriella Taylor (@gabitaylorr) July 11, 2016
Still waiting for all blood tests to come in. Feeling a bit better today. Thx for all the support guys ❤️— Gabriella Taylor (@gabitaylorr) July 11, 2016
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.