Fran Jones leaves court in a wheelchair after suffering a full-body cramp in a narrow defeat in Nottingham… as Britain’s number 4 complains about a nine-minute injury time-out by her opponent Georgina Garcia Perez
- Fran Jones took part in the Wimbledon warm-up in Nottingham
- Britain’s No. 4 needed urgent treatment after a minor loss at the event
- Jones developed cramps throughout his body and had to be taken off the track in a wheelchair rolstoel
- The 24-year-old was unhappy that her opponent took a nine-minute injury time-out
Briton Fran Jones suffered a cramp in his entire body yesterday after a tense defeat at Nottingham’s Viking Open and had to be taken off the field in a wheelchair.
Britain’s No. 4, who made the top 200 despite a medical condition that left her with 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 that her opponent took a nine-minute injury as she fell behind in the deciding set.
Fran Jones was terrified when she was taken off the field in a wheelchair after a narrow defeat
The 24-year-old was not happy with a nine-minute injury time-out that her opponent had taken
“She took a very long break at 2-1. I was nervous because I was going to get a little cold and unfortunately my nerves turned out to be a little ripe,” Jones said.
“I started at 3-2 cramps in my forearm. 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’s not the first time Jones has had severe cramps, which he had in April. “This is something we’ve been trying to get to the bottom of,” she said. “I strain my feet and hold my racket in a different way. This is not new.’