Ex-tennis Star Bob Hewitt Sentenced to Six Years for Rape in South Africa

Local media reported on Monday that former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in prison by a South African court after being found guilty of two counts of rape and a charge of sexual assault of minors. The Australian-born Hewitt, 75, was found guilty of assaulting three under-age girls during his time coaching children in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s. Hewitt won nine Grand Slam doubles and six Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the 1960s and 1970s.