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Latest Stories Jon Wertheim: Hewitt, Clijsters more alike than we thoughtupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 13:49:00

When Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters were engaged way-back-when, to many it seemed like an odd pairing. No way does yoke these two. He was the combative No. 1, who relished the battle and compensated for an absence of height with oversized heart, spleen and guts.

Hewitt extends Verdasco at Hopman after four-month injury layoffupdated: Sun Jan 01 2012 11:08:00

Former World No.1 Lleyton Hewitt put up a battling display before losing in three sets to Spain's Fernando Verdasco at the Hopman Cup in Perth Sunday,

Hewitt safely into Atlanta second roundupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 15:07:00

Australian Lleyton Hewitt has advanced to the second round of the Atlanta Tennis Championships thanks to a 6-4 6-4 defeat of American wild card Phillip Simmonds. Jon Wertheim: Hard to root against Hewitt, who turned backed clock in near-upsetupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 17:01:00

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Hewitt ready for 15th attempt at Australian Open gloryupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 11:35:00

Lleyton Hewitt hopes his first experience of playing at the Australian Open's former venue in Kooyong will stand him in good stead for his 15th consecutive appearance at the season's first grand slam next week.

Fit-again Hewitt believes he can bounce back in 2011updated: Fri Dec 31 2010 09:22:00

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt has declared himself fully fit for the 2011 season, insisting that his string of recent injury problems are well and truly behind him.

Hewitt shocks Federer to claim Gerry Weber titleupdated: Sun Jun 13 2010 11:38:00

Lleyton Hewitt defeated Roger Federer in the final of the Gerry Weber Open, ending the world number two's 29-match unbeaten streak at the grass-court tournament.

Federer and Hewitt to contest Halle finalupdated: Sat Jun 12 2010 16:03:00

Roger Federer will resume his rivalry with Australia's Lleyton Hewitt when the two tennis superstars play in the final of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle on Sunday.

Nadal battles past Hewitt at Roland Garrosupdated: Sat May 29 2010 14:22:00

Rafael Nadal stepped up his bid for a fifth French Open crown with a straight sets win over former world number one Lleyton Hewitt in Paris on Saturday.

Hewitt's Australia upset by Romaniaupdated: Sat Jan 02 2010 11:24:00

Hopman Cup hosts Australia suffered a shock defeat in the opening match of the mixed teams tennis tournament in Perth on Saturday, losing 2-1 to Romania.

Hewitt saves match points before progressingupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 11:14:00

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt saved two match points in a second-set tie-break before beating Sweden's Robin Soderling 3-6 7-6 6-4 to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Masters.

Hewitt rolls back years to defeat Del Potroupdated: Thu Jun 25 2009 15:37:00

Former champion Lleyton Hewitt is targeting more Wimbledon success after dumping fifth seed Juan Martin Del Potro out in the second round of the men's singles on Thursday.

Nadal too strong for Hewitt on French clayupdated: Fri May 29 2009 13:58:00

Rafael Nadal made light work of former world number one Lleyton Hewitt to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Friday.

Hewitt claims U.S. Clay Court Championshipupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 04:15:00

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt claimed his first ATP Tour title in over two years as he beat Wayne Odesknik of the United States in the final of the U.S. Clay Court Championship in Houston.

Hewitt through to rare clay-court finalupdated: Sun Apr 12 2009 09:56:00

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt is through to his first clay-court final in 10 years after a straight sets victory over Russian Evgeny Korolev at the US Men's Clay Court tournament in Houston, Texas.

Hewitt reaches second ATP semi of 2009updated: Sat Apr 11 2009 13:56:00

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt reached the semifinals of the U.S. Clay Court Championship in Houston with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Hewitt rolls back years to prosper on clayupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 04:51:00

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt continued his fine run at the U.S. Clay Court Championships with a straight sets win over Sergio Roitman of Argentina 6-1 6-3 in Houston.

Hewitt fights back to go through in Miamiupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 09:57:00

Australia's former world number one Lleyton Hewitt fought back from a set down to reach the second round of the Miami Masters with victory over Israel's Dudi Sela.

Hewitt exits early to Lu at Delray Beachupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 11:38:00

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt fell victim to eighth seed Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in the first round of the ATP tournament in Delray Beach, Florida.

Roddick edges Hewitt to reach Memphis finalupdated: Sun Feb 22 2009 09:54:00

Top seed Andy Roddick edged out Lleyton Hewitt in a battle of the former world number ones to reach the final of the Memphis Open.

Hewitt reaches quarterfinals in Memphisupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 12:22:00

Lleyton Hewitt continued his fine run in the ATP tournament in Memphis by beating fellow-Australian Chris Guccione to reach the quarterfinals as his comeback gathers pace.

Hewitt upsets third seed Blake in Memphisupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 06:03:00

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt stepped up his comeback after injury by upsetting third seed James Blake in the opening round of the ATP tournament in Memphis. Jon Wertheim: The 'unworldly' Williams, Hewitt's heart and cramping upupdated: Thu Jan 22 2009 08:09:00

I know you'll never touch this question but here's nothing. Serena said: Being a Jehovah's Witness kept her from voting in the election, but didn't prevent her from watching Barack Obama's campaign and victory. "I try to stay politically neutral, don't get involved in worldly matters," she said. "For me, because I am black, seeing that happen, I would be blind if I didn't take interest in it or I would be lying if I said I wasn't interested in what was going on. Obviously I am." As an African-American, I'm curious as to whether winning slams and other tennis tournaments is somehow religious or unworldly? My point is that she and her sister set a poor example for young kids. Voting is ungodly but chasing Slams isn't? Your opinion? -- Ray Vinson, Hampton,Va.

Hewitt goes out as Nadal, Murray march onupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 11:53:00

Australian Lleyton Hewitt bowed out of his home Grand Slam event after an epic five-set match against 13th seed Fernando Gonzalez at Melbourne Park on Tuesday. Tennis Champ Lleyton Hewitt Welcomes New Sonupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 12:51:00

Cruz Hewitt, born on Thursday, joins 3-year-old sister Mia Rebecca Tennis Star Lleyton Hewitt to Become a Dad Againupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 08:16:00

The Aussie champ calls the news of his wife's second pregnancy "fantastic"

Hewitt begins bid for fifth Queen's titleupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 13:07:00

Lleyton Hewitt started his challenge for a record fifth Queen's Club title with a 6-4 6-4 first round win over Briton Josh Goodall on Monday.

Ferrer wears down Hewitt in five-setterupdated: Sat May 31 2008 11:58:00

Spanish fifth seed David Ferrer wore down Australian Lleyton Hewitt to move into the fourth round of the French Open In Paris with a 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory on Saturday.

Hewitt hopeful of playing in Parisupdated: Mon May 19 2008 13:01:00

Lleyton Hewitt will start his preparations for the French Open in Paris this week, hopeful that he can overcome a persistent hip injury and be ready to take part when the tournament starts on May 25.

Hewitt and Gasquet out in Sydneyupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 06:41:00

Home hope Lleyton Hewitt and top seed Richard Gasquet of France were upset in the second round of the Sydney International on Wednesday, setting back their preparations for next week's Australian Open.

Hewitt makes sound start in Sydneyupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 04:35:00

Lleyton Hewitt got off to a solid start in the Sydney International by beating Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-3 6-4.

Hewitt doubles up in Mumbai Openupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 17:20:00

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt reached the quarterfinals of the Mumbai Open by winning two matches on Thursday in the rain-plagued tournament.

Federer, Blake reach Cincinnati finalupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 03:54:00

World number one Roger Federer battled back from a break down in the final set to fend off a rejuvenated Lleyton Hewitt 6-3 6-7 7-6 on Saturday to reach the final of the Cincinnati Masters.

Hewitt, Federer in semifinal clashupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 02:06:00

Lleyton Hewitt produced a commanding performance to beat Spaniard Carlos Moya 6-2 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters where he will renew his rivalry with current world number one Roger Federer.

The men's quarterfinals take shapeupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 12:55:00

With the women's last eight already decided, day nine was a chance for the men to catch up, and to carve out the list of finalists.

The seeds continue to flourishupdated: Thu May 31 2007 13:24:00

Day five saw some of the tournament's big names take to the courts, and, for the most part, surpass their respective opponents without much of an upset.

Hewitt drought ended in Las Vegasupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 02:39:00

Lleyton Hewitt picked up a title for the first time in eight months when he beat Austrian Juergen Melzer 6-4 7-6 to win the Las Vegas Open on Sunday.

Hewitt pulls out of Rotterdam Openupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 08:18:00

Lleyton Hewitt, the 2004 winner, pulled out of the Rotterdam Open on Tuesday because a strained hamstring had failed to heal in time for his opening match.

Australian men's tennis hits slumpupdated: Mon Feb 12 2007 03:57:00

Australia have been forced to come to terms with the plummeting status of their men's tennis squad, after crashing out to Belgium in the first round of this year's Davis Cup competition.

Hewitt's Aussie Open dream wreckedupdated: Sat Jan 20 2007 03:52:00

Lleyton Hewitt's hopes of winning his home grand slam disappeared for another year as an inspired Fernando Gonzalez knocked him out in a third round match at Saturday.

Draper named as Hewitt's new coachupdated: Mon Jan 08 2007 03:46:00

Lleyton Hewitt has appointed former Davis Cup team-mate Scott Draper as his coach after being left in the lurch when Roger Rasheed quit last week.

Hewitt goes out of Adelaide eventupdated: Thu Jan 04 2007 07:57:00

Lleyton Hewitt has crashed out of the Adelaide International at the hands of world number 94 Igor Kunitsyn of Russia.

Hewitt will play in Adelaide eventupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 04:14:00

Lleyton Hewitt will use the Adelaide International tournament to fine tune his preparations for the Australian Open in January.

Hewitt wears down battling Spadeaupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 02:39:00

Third seed Lleyton Hewitt reached the third round of the Legg Mason Classic with a gritty 6-7 7-6 6-4 victory over Vincent Spadea in a two-hour 32-minute slugfest in Washington on Wednesday.

Hewitt sent crashing by Baghdatisupdated: Wed Jul 05 2006 16:01:00

Cyprus' Marcos Baghdatis sent former champion Lleyton Hewitt crashing out of Wimbledon on Wednesday with a 6-1 5-7 7-6 6-2 quarterfinal win.

Hewitt through after five-set epicupdated: Fri Jun 30 2006 09:11:00

Lleyton Hewitt kept his Wimbledon campaign alive by completing a marathon five-set victory over South Korea's Lee Hyung-Taik.

Hewitt claims fourth Queen's titleupdated: Sun Jun 18 2006 11:04:00

Lleyton Hewitt won the Stella Artois Championships for a record-equaling fourth time when he beat American James Blake 6-4 6-4 at London's Queen's Club on Sunday.

Nadal forced to retire at Queen'supdated: Fri Jun 16 2006 11:47:00

French Open champion Rafael Nadal suffered an injury scare ahead of Wimbledon as he was forced to retire from his Queen's Club quarterfinal against Australia's Lleyton Hewitt with a left shoulder problem.

Nadal digs deep to overcome Hewittupdated: Mon Jun 05 2006 11:26:00

Champion Rafael Nadal had to dig deep into his reserves to tame a tenacious Lleyton Hewitt 6-2 5-7 6-4 6-2 in the fourth round of the French Open at Roland Garros on Monday.

Hewitt absent from Hamburg Mastersupdated: Fri May 12 2006 04:14:00

Lleyton Hewitt's preparations for the French Open have been disrupted by a leg injury which has forced him to withdraw from next week's Hamburg Masters.

Hewitt to miss Rome Masters againupdated: Thu May 04 2006 06:03:00

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt will miss next week's Rome tennis Masters for the second year running, joining an exodus from the clay-court event.

Henman battles to win over Hewittupdated: Sat Mar 25 2006 13:24:00

Tim Henman ended an eight-match losing streak against Lleyton Hewitt with a 7-6 6-3 second-round victory at the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami on Saturday.

Hewitt cruises into Vegas quartersupdated: Thu Mar 02 2006 08:53:00

Lleyton Hewitt reached the quarterfinals of a tournament for the third time this year by defeating Jan Hernych 6-3 6-3 in the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas.

Hewitt impressive on ATP comebackupdated: Thu Feb 16 2006 11:37:00

Third seed Lleyton Hewitt crushed Paul Goldstein 6-4 6-2 in the SAP Open first round, his first match since the Australian Open.

Injured Hewitt will miss Davis Cupupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 11:54:00

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt will miss next month's Davis Cup first round tie with Switzerland as he nurses an ankle injury.

Hewitt loses to bitter rival Chelaupdated: Thu Jan 19 2006 10:39:00

Third seed Lleyton Hewitt has been ousted 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-2 by bitter Argentine rival Juan Ignacio Chela in the second round of the Australian Open.

Seppi fights back to shock Hewittupdated: Thu Jan 12 2006 12:12:00

Andreas Seppi saved two match points in a stunning 4-6 7-5 7-5 win over world No.4 Lleyton Hewitt at the Sydney International.

Hewitt shrugs off stomach troubleupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 03:29:00

Top-seeded Lleyton Hewitt shrugged off the stomach virus that almost caused his early exit from the Sydney International, advancing to the quarterfinals with a 6-1 6-4 win on Wednesday over Austria's Jurgen Melzer.

Hewitt survives Gimelstob battle updated: Thu Sep 29 2005 13:09:00

Lleyton Hewitt survived four match points to edge past Justin Gimelstob and take his place in the Thailand Open quarterfinals.

Hewitt hits back to beat Nieminenupdated: Fri Sep 09 2005 08:43:00

A listless Lleyton Hewitt came alive in the nick of time to claim a place in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open with a 2-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-1 victory over unseeded Jarkko Nieminen.

Hewitt scrambles into the last 16updated: Sun Sep 04 2005 15:47:00

Third-seeded Australian Lleyton Hewitt eked out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-7, 6-2, 7-5 victory over big-serving American Taylor Dent to reach the last 16 at the US Open in New York.

Hewitt lacks stomach for comebackupdated: Tue Aug 09 2005 12:33:00

World No. 3 Lleyton Hewitt quit the Montreal Masters ATP event Tuesday after suffering from gastroenteritis during his first round tie against French qualifier Florent Serra.

Hewitt set for stylish love match updated: Thu Jul 21 2005 00:01:00

World No. 2 tennis player Lleyton Hewitt will marry his television star girlfriend Bec Cartwright in a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House Wednesday afternoon.

Hewitt victory ends in controversyupdated: Fri Jul 15 2005 02:45:00

The Davis Cup quarterfinal between Australia and Argentina exploded into controversy as Lleyton Hewitt and Guillermo Coria were involved in a bitter war of words after Hewitt gave the home side a 1-0 advantage.

Federer cruises to Wimbledon finalupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 10:17:00

Defending champion Roger Federer swatted Australian Lleyton Hewitt aside 6-3 6-4 7-6 to reach the Wimbledon final and stay on course for a hat-trick of titles.

No trouble for Federer and Hewittupdated: Mon Jun 20 2005 10:04:00

Defending champion Roger Federer advanced to the second round at Wimbledon, easily beating Paul-Henri Mathieu of France 6-4 6-2 6-4 on Monday.

Karlovic sees off top seed Hewittupdated: Thu Jun 09 2005 10:00:00

Croatian colossus Ivo Karlovic returned to haunt Lleyton Hewitt by knocking out the Australian top seed 7-6 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Stella Artois event.

Hewitt limits French Open build-upupdated: Thu May 05 2005 03:18:00

Lleyton Hewitt is limiting his preparation for the French Open to the World Team Championships in Duesseldorf, after deciding to withdraw from next week's Hamburg Masters.

Hewitt survives epic quarterfinalupdated: Wed Jan 26 2005 03:24:00

Third seed Lleyton Hewitt held off a late charge by Argentine David Nalbandian to win a drama-packed match 6-3 6-2 1-6 3-6 10-8 and reach his first Australian Open semifinal.

Hewitt through to Sydney last fourupdated: Thu Jan 13 2005 10:43:00

Lleyton Hewitt stretched his winning streak to 18 at the Sydney International Thursday to set up a semi-final showdown with the 'Beast of Belarus' .

Defending champion Hewitt throughupdated: Tue Jan 11 2005 03:35:00

Defending champion Lleyton Hewitt scored an emphatic opening win in the Sydney International with a 6-1 6-2 victory over Slovak Karol Beck on Tuesday.

Hewitt changes Open preparations updated: Wed Dec 22 2004 03:53:00

Lleyton Hewitt has decided upon a different Australian Open build-up as he bids to become the first home winner in 29 years.

Fired-up Hewitt destroys Roddickupdated: Sat Nov 20 2004 15:09:00

Fired-up Lleyton Hewitt defused hard-hitting Andy Roddick 6-3 6-2 in Houston, as he raced into the final of the Masters Cup for the third time in four years.

Hewitt recovers to star in Houstonupdated: Tue Nov 16 2004 16:22:00

Australian Lleyton Hewitt, still with a chance to finish second in the year-end rankings, rallied to beat Spain's Carlos Moya 6-7 6-2 6-4 at the ATP Masters Cup on Tuesday.

Hewitt defeats French hope Monfilsupdated: Tue Nov 02 2004 09:44:00

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt broke the hearts of French fans by defeating teenager Gael Monfils in the Paris Masters second round.

Clijsters, Hewitt romance is overupdated: Fri Oct 22 2004 07:56:00

Kim Clijsters' romance with Australian Lleyton Hewitt is over and they will not be getting married in February as planned, the Belgian has said.

Hewitt survives slack set in Japanupdated: Wed Oct 06 2004 05:47:00

Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt needed three sets to beat home favorite Goichi Motomura and advance to the third round of the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.

Hewitt tames big-hitting Johanssonupdated: Sat Sep 11 2004 14:42:00

Lleyton Hewitt tamed big-hitting Swede Joachim Johansson, cruising through 6-4 7-5 6-3 in one hour 59 minutes, to reach his second U.S. Open final, in New York.

Swede Johansson knocks out Roddickupdated: Thu Sep 09 2004 23:42:00

Swede Joachim Johansson has pulled off the biggest upset of the U.S. Open by knocking out crowd favorite Andy Roddick in a rain-interrupted marathon five-setter.

Hewitt handed easy path into finalupdated: Sat Aug 28 2004 14:32:00

Second seed Lleyton Hewitt enjoyed a comfortable passage into the final of the Long Island Cup when Russian Dmitry Tursunov retired from their semi-final match because of a back injury.

Hewitt in form ahead of U.S. Openupdated: Fri Aug 27 2004 04:10:00

Lleyton Hewitt continued his U.S. Open preparations with a 6-1 6-4 win over Michael Llodra en route to the quarterfinals of the ATP Long Island Cup.

Hewitt tames giant-killer Mullerupdated: Sun Aug 22 2004 14:57:00

Second seed Lleyton Hewitt claimed his third title of the year when he beat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 6-4 in the Legg Mason Classic final in Washington.

Hewitt in sharp form in Washingtonupdated: Tue Aug 17 2004 03:27:00

Lleyton Hewitt launched his ATP Washington Classic campaign with a 6-1 6-2 first round win over Kenneth Carlsen of Denmark.

Hewitt eases into Cincinnati finalupdated: Sat Aug 07 2004 15:30:00

Lleyton Hewitt crushed Tommy Robredo 6-3 6-2 to set up a Masters Series final against Andy Roddick or Andre Agassi.

Hewitt through to Cincinnati semisupdated: Fri Aug 06 2004 16:35:00

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt moved into the semi-finals in Ohio with a 6-4 6-4 victory over 14th-seeded Russian Marat Safin.

Champion Federer reaches last fourupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 15:18:00

Defending champion Roger Federer downed Australian Lleyton Hewitt 6-1 6-7 6-0 6-4 to reach the Wimbledon semifinals.

Federer, Hewitt are drawn togetherupdated: Thu Jun 17 2004 10:58:00

Champion Roger Federer is on a Wimbledon collision course with the man whose title he took, Lleyton Hewitt.

Australia, Argentina level at 1-1 updated: Fri May 21 2004 12:19:00

Mark Philippoussis recovered from losing the opening set to bring Australia level against Argentina in the World Team Championship.

Federer, Coria will clash in finalupdated: Sat May 15 2004 09:02:00

Roger Federer continued his claycourt improvement by crushing Lleyton Hewitt 6-0 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Hamburg Masters.

Hewitt fightback frustrates Haasupdated: Wed May 12 2004 08:27:00

Lleyton Hewitt saved nine set points from 5-1 down in the second set for a 6-4 7-5 victory over local hero Tommy Haas in the Hamburg Masters second round.

Schuettler proves master of Hewittupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 10:45:00

Germany's Rainer Schuettler will keep a photo souvenir of his three sets victory over Lleyton Hewitt in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.

Federer ends Hewitt's Aussie dreamupdated: Mon Jan 26 2004 08:14:00

Swiss world No. 2 Roger Federer played some breathtaking tennis to come from behind and end Lleyton Hewitt's Australian Open 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-4 on Monday.

Moya fighting to save his Open bidupdated: Sat Jan 17 2004 06:21:00

Carlos Moya still hopes to play in next week's Australian Open despite quitting Saturday's Sydney International final against Lleyton Hewitt through injury.

Hewitt, Henin-Hardenne make finalsupdated: Fri Jan 16 2004 07:37:00

Australia's Lleyton Hewitt and Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne strolled into their respective finals at the Sydney International after both their opponents succumbed to illness.

Hewitt and Rusedski win in Sydneyupdated: Mon Jan 12 2004 08:29:00

Greg Rusedski put his off-court problems aside to beat Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round of the Sydney international.

Hewitt and Clijsters in limelightupdated: Thu Jan 01 2004 06:19:00

A first-round showdown between newly-engaged tennis stars Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters will grab center-stage in the Hopman Cup mixed team event in Perth, which starts on Saturday.

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