16 May 2011

Ken Rosewall in Italian hospital

10:07 am on 16 May 2011

The Australian tennis great Ken Rosewall is reportedly in the stroke unit of a Rome hospital after taking a bad turn on the weekend.

According to a report in Fairfax media, Rosewall was rushed to hospital with emergency room doctors claiming he had suffered "a suspected disturbance of the brain circuit."

76-year-old Rosewall was in the Italian capital to attend a ceremony where he was due to receive a golden racquet given annually to former tennis greats.

Rosewall won 132 singles titles, including four Australian Opens, two French Opens and two US Opens during a decorated career.