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Hewitt Serves Up Another Baby

Hewitt Serves Up Another BabyForgive the tennis pun, but we are talking about a star of the sport here. Australian-born Lleyton Hewitt just became a dad for the second time. His wife Bec Cartwright gave birth to a baby boy on December 11. They named the newest addition to their family, Cruz. The couple’s first child, Mia is three years old.

A statement released by Hewitt on his Website said “All are doing well and are very excited about the new addition to the family.” There’s no word yet on whether Hewitt will sit out next year’s Australian Open in January because of the new birth. Given his well known competitive streak it’s unlikely. He has however been ruled out of competition for the rest of the year following hip surgery.

Bec Hewitt is an Australian actress, best known for her work on the soap opera, Home and Away. The couple got married in 2005 after dating for eight weeks. That might seem pretty short to some but so far things seem to be going well. Previously Hewitt was linked to fellow tennis pro, Belgian Kim Clijsters.

Like so many sports stars Hewitt has had his share of controversies, including a 2001 incident when he called an umpire at the French Open “spastic”. He was fined US$1000 even though he refuted the allegation. For the most part however, he is acknowledged as a fierce competitor who maintains a high level of fitness. The highlights of his career are the 2001 US Open and the 2002 Wimbledon titles.

We doubt this is game, set, and match for the Hewitts where family is concerned, but you never know. In the meantime congratulations to the new celebrity parents.

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