BRITISH police are investigating allegations that a Marbella-based junior tennis player was deliberately poisoned during this year’s Wimbledon Championships.
Future British tennis star Gabriella Taylor was forced to pull out of the girl’s tournament midway through her quarter-final match after being struck down with mystery illness.
Her condition deteriorated so rapidly that her mother claimed she ‘nearly died’ during her stay in hospital.
Police are now investigating allegations that 18-year-old Gabriella Taylor was deliberately poisoned while competing in London last month.
Her mother said: “What happened to Gabriella has opened our eyes to a world we did not know existed.
“In the past we have been very naïve, but from now on we will be extra careful and make sure we know exactly what she eats and drinks when she is on the tour.”
She added: “Gabriella is very, very disappointed. It is going to take her a very long time to recover from this physically and mentally. She almost died.”
One theory being explored is that Taylor was targeted by an organised crime betting syndicate.
Taylor is now back training in Marbella where she has based her training camps for the last four years.