Jones suffers convulsions after defeat

Fran Jones, the British no.4, collapsed and ended up leaving court in a wheelchair following her three set defeat to Georgina Garcia Perez at the Nottingham Open.

The Leeds lass received medical assistance for cramping during her 1st Round clash with the Spaniard and was able to finish the match, but she suffered body convulsions and collapsed after her 4-6 6-3 6-4 reversal.

World no.187 Jones, who was born with a thumb and three fingers on each hand as well as only seven toes as a result of a rare genetic condition called Ectrodactyly Ectodermal Dysplasia, was wheeled off the court following treatment in the 20 degrees heat.

The 20-year-old, who later received treatment on-site at the Nottingham Tennis Centre, explained: “It’s a tough situation to go through and I can’t say it’s all rainbows and unicorns.

“She took a very long break at 2-1, the assessment took about six minutes and there was a three-minute treatment then I started cramping in my forearm.

“Today is leaning towards the bad, but there are some positives to take and I’ll focus on recovery.”