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Gabriella Taylor


Nice little article on the BBC website about Gabby Taylor who seems to be over her mystery virus.

Hope to see her back on the court soon but I suspect it will be a few months.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36943166



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Thanks for that.

Her parents were understandably at the time distraught with the whole experience and again understandably feared her whole career prospects.

And while it is too soon to be sure otherwise, especially when it all remains undiagnosed, hopefully Gabi will be able to pick things up in her tennis relatively soon and move on again.

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Nick Sutton @suttonnick 42m42 minutes ago

Thursday's Telegraph front page:
Rising British tennis star in Wimbledon poisoning plot
#tomorrowspaperstoday

This is the link to the full article: -

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/10/police-investigate-player-poisoning-at-wimbledon-championships/

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Blimey!

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Blimey indeed !!!



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Slightly bigger than blimey IF evidence suggests attempted manslaughter / murder. Thank god she's on the mend. Hopefully she can recover physically and emotionally from this



-- Edited by Jiwan on Wednesday 10th of August 2016 11:50:29 PM



-- Edited by Jiwan on Wednesday 10th of August 2016 11:51:10 PM

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Blimey was the strongest I thought the board software would allow. As someone posted elsewhere: I'm not really sure what to say about, apart from that it definitely deserves to have something said about it.



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OK. Let's go with 'blimey cubed'....

A part of me refuses to believe that anybody - anybody !!!! - could do this.

So I'm hoping that they find that, maybe, some connection to a dog, or a place, where she might have possibly picked up Weil's innocently.

However, on the 'hope for the best, plan for the worst' theory - let everyone now be very, very much more conscious of the need to be careful about their belongings.

A betting syndicate makes more sense to me, rather than an opponent. But what do I know.....

And there was the case in France of the over-eager father who put sedatives in players' water bottles so his two kids would win. Which is awful, and criminal, but doesn't sound SO bad, not as bad as Gabi's case - until one learns that his son was playing an adult in one of the money tournaments, and the young man who had been drugged by the father did indeed lose but also had to drive home afterwards. And he crashed and died.....



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I'm guessing wildly here but if there was anything criminal in this case the trail will probably have gone cold by the time the police became involved; as CD says, this is a major wake-up call. All players to now guard their stuff with their lives (metaphorically and, potentially, literally). Sad but true :(

Fingers crossed Gabi can put this episode behind her; the psychology won't be easy but all good wishes to her.

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Blimey x whatever.

Though hopefully there is an absolutely innocent reason for what at the moment seems an awful lot of conjecture. I guess we may never know.

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Good to see that Gabi was back out practising yesterday but taking things very slowly. Nasty story whatever but recovery seems to be going OK. Sam Stosur was out for a long time with this disease if I remember correctly.

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Can I just add my "Blimey" to thread because......well.......Blimey!

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July 6th was the day that Gabi beat the number 2 seed Rebeka Masarova of Switzerland 6-1 6-1 to reach the quarter finals. I just missed seeing the end of that match by a few minutes as it finished just before we walked past the court

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That's completely tragic! I echo Coup... I really want to believe that this was an accident and that NOBODY would be this twisted. To endanger the life of a young promising woman purely for a few quick and easy ? Disgusting.

Hope she recovers well and is back to full fitness soon.

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I spoke to one doctor friend (and it's only ONE person's opinion) but he thought it was pretty unlikely that this was administered deliberately.

He reckoned that the symptoms are too unpredictable, the incubation period is not that certain and that basically there are a lot of far more effective and certain ways of 'knobbling' an opponent. (The incubation period can be anything from a couple of days to almost 30 days, so it's almost impossible to think that someone would use it)

Also, it is a lot easier to catch than generally thought - everyone says how rare it is in the UK but that's partly because anyone who just gets the normal flu-like symptoms does not get tested for it. So there are a lot of people (it's assumed) who catch it but it's not reported or confirmed.

If you're unlucky, you can catch it from just sitting on grass where infected dogs or rats have peed (i.e. putting your hands inadvertently in your mouth afterwards).

Or soda cans in America have been shown to be a quite common source - i.e. if you drink straight from the soda can, and it's been delievered from the warehouse in the past fortnight or so, and the warehouse has pretty slack hygiene standards (because it only stores cans and so there's no risk of contamination of contents so they don't have to abide by high standards) and rats have run over the crates and peed on the top of the cans....

So, it makes no difference to poor Gabi, and wishes for recovery. But - unless shown otherwise - I'm going to veer towards thinking that it was indeed just very bad luck.

(Although, I still think it pays to err on the side of caution as far as leaving drinks/water bottles etc. unattended).

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