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Mats Wilander in hospital after fall in Melbourne
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Mats Wilander in hospital after fall in Melbourne

Published Jan. 17, 2012 7:34 a.m. ET

Former champion Mats Wilander has been admitted to hospital in Melbourne following a fall on the eve of the Australian Open.

The 47-year-old Swede is being treated for a laceration to one of his kidneys, according to a post on the Facebook page for his company, Wilander on Wheels.

The post says the internal bleeding stopped on Monday but Wilander will be ''out of commission for a while.''

Wilander, who won three Australian Opens among his seven Grand Slam singles titles, fell at his apartment in Melbourne late on Saturday. He was due to host a daily highlights show for television channel Eurosport at this year's tournament.

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