REPORT: Police are investigating a potential player poisoning at Wimbledon
Police are reportedly investigating the possibility that teenage tennis star Gabriella Taylor was poisoned at Wimbledon.
You may remember that Taylor was forced out of her girls' quarter-final match with Kayla Day after falling ill last month.
After spending four days in intensive care, doctors discovered Leptospirois in Taylor's system. Leptospirois is a bacteria often found in rat urine and can lead to fatal organ failure in its most serious strains.
Scotland Yard are now investigating the case, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
Among the theories explored in the report is the suggestion that Taylor, 18, was singled out by a crime betting syndicate who wanted her to lose.
Another possibility, according to police, is that she was intentionally poisoned by the team of a rival in a bid to cut Taylor's tournament short.
“Before the tournament she was in very good shape physically," Taylor's mother said. "She was totally healthy and playing very well.
“She was full of confidence and was looking forward to getting the title; that was her dream. Everything was going well.
“She got to the quarter-final, but then the next thing she is lying in intensive care close to death. When the infection team explained what it was we could not believe it.”