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Hewitt, Cartwright Expecting Baby

May 6, 2005

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) _ Lleyton Hewitt is going to be a dad. Hewitt, 24, who is the No. 2-ranked tennis player in the world, and his 21-year-old fiancee, Australian soap opera actress Rebecca Cartwright, are expecting a baby, agents for both confirmed Friday.

``Their respective families are delighted with the wonderful news,″ Cartwright’s publicist Amanda Fry said in a statement. Hewitt’s manager Rob Aivatoglou also confirmed the pregnancy.

Earlier, the Seven television network, which airs Cartwright’s soap opera, said the actress was three months’ pregnant.

The couple became engaged in January when Hewitt proposed to Cartwright following his loss to Marat Safin in the Australian Open final.

A wedding date has not been announced, but the pair have reportedly purchased a multimillion dollar home along one of Sydney’s northern beaches.

Hewitt was engaged to Belgian tennis player Kim Clijsters before that four-year relationship ended last October. Cartwright split with actor-boyfriend Beau Brady late last year.

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