Fran Jones leaves court in a wheelchair after suffering a full body cramp during a narrow defeat in Nottingham… as the British No 4 complains about a nine-minute injury timeout by her opponent Georgina Garcia Perez
- Fran Jones was taking part in the Wimbledon warm-up event in Nottingham
- The British No 4 required urgent treatment following a narrow loss at the event
- Jones suffered a full body cramp and had to be taken off court in a wheelchair
- The 24-year was unhappy that her opponent took a nine-minute injury timeout
Britain’s Fran Jones suffered a full body cramp following a tense defeat at Nottingham’s Viking Open yesterday and had to be taken from the court in a wheelchair.
The British No 4, who has made the top 200 despite having a medical condition that means she has only six fingers and seven toes, needed urgent treatment after losing 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to Spain’s Georgina Garcia Perez.
Jones, 24, was able to recover in the locker room but was unhappy her opponent took a nine-minute injury timeout when she fell behind in the deciding set.
Fran Jones was in agony as she was taken from the court in a wheelchair after a narrow defeat
The 24-year-old was unhappy about a nine-minute injury timeout taken by her opponent
‘She took a very long break at 2-1. I was nervous about getting a bit cold and unfortunately my nerves were proving a little ripe,’ said Jones.
‘I started cramping in my forearm at 3-2 up. I was already struggling to grip the racket, which is a bit of a challenge for me anyway. It was difficult to get behind the ball.’
It is not the first time Jones has suffered severe cramping, having experienced it in April. ‘This is something we have been trying to get to the bottom of,’ she said. ‘I load my feet and hold my racket in a different way. This is not new.’
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