Rosewall to remain in hospital in Rome

Rosewall to remain in hospital in Rome

Published May. 15, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall is in good condition in the stroke unit of a Rome hospital after suffering a suspected disturbance of the brain, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Monday.

Rosewall, 76, was in Rome to receive a golden tennis racket — awarded annually to former greats at the Masters Tournament — when he took a bad turn on Saturday morning.

It is expected he will remain in the hospital for at least 10 days until he is well enough to return to Australia, emergency room doctors said.

Rosewall's wife Wilma, who collected the award on Saturday night in his absence, was told by doctors that he had not suffered any heart or brain damage.


Local media reported that the Italian Tennis Federation said Rosewall's condition was good.

Rosewall won 132 singles titles during his career including four Australian Opens, two French Opens and two US Opens, and was runner-up at Wimbledon four times.

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