FRAN JONES dramatically collapsed on court at the Nottingham Open and left in a wheelchair following body convulsions.
In 20-degree heat, the 20-year-old started cramping before the end of her 4-6 6-3 6-4 first-round defeat to Spaniard Georgina Garcia Perez.
The British No4, who was born missing fingers and toes, received medical assistance and was able to finish the match.
The 20-year-old later received further treatment on-site at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
Jones, ranked 187 in the world, said: “It’s a tough situation to go through – I can’t say it’s all rainbows and unicorns for me.
“Today is leaning towards the bad but there are some positives to take and I’ll focus on recovery.
“She took a very long break at 2-1, the assessment took about six minutes and there was a three-minute treatment. I started cramping in my forearm.
“This is something we have been working on trying to get to the bottom of.
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It last happened in April. It’s very inconvenient. We’ll keep trying to get to the bottom of it.
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“It’s not new for me. It last happened in April. It’s very inconvenient. We’ll keep trying to get to the bottom of it.
“I probably need a couple of days to rest and get some physio hands and ice baths which are always fun. We will see how I hold up and how I wake up in the morning.”
Jones has three fingers and a thumb on each hand and plays with a specially modified Wilson racquet.
Dan Evans won his first match of the new grass-court season as he came from a set down to beat Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 4-6 7-6 7-6 at the ATP Nottingham Challenger.