Lleyton Hewitt

full name: Lleyton Hewitt
bio: Hewitt is the best performed Australian tennis player in recet years. He was once ranked number one in the world, and has won two Grand Slam events.
also known as: Rusty
family: Hewitt married Australian soap opera star Bec Cartwright in July 2005. His parents are Glynn & Sherilyn, and he has one sister, Jaslyn, who is two years younger.
born: 24/02/1981 in Adelaide
physical attributes: Height: 180 cm
Weight: 68 kg
sport: Tennis. Plays Right-handed
rep. country: Australia
lives: Adelaide, South Australia
coaches: Darren Cahill and Peter Smith
  • US Open (2001) beating Pete Sampras in the final
  • Wimbledon (2002), a straight-sets win over David Nalbandian.
what you may not know:
  • Hewitt turned pro in 1998
  • Hewitt began dating fellow tennis pro Kim Clijsters after they met at the 2000 Australian Open; the couple became engaged in December 2003 but split in 2004.
  • He first played for Australia's Davis Cup team in 1999.
  • Hewitt competed at Sydney in the 2000 Summer Olympics.
  • His favorite band is Midnight Oil.
  • Favorite foods are a meat pie, chips and tomato sauce.
  • He is a passionate supporter of the Australia rules football team the Adelaide Crows. He played Aussie Rules until age 13, when he decided to pursue a career in tennis.


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