Lleyton Hewitt to play doubles at Wimbledon after receiving wildcard entry

  • AP, London
  • Updated: Jun 19, 2016 10:13 IST
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia waves to fans as he walks off court following his loss to compatriot Bernard Tomic. (Reuters Photo)

Australian tennis ace Lleyton Hewitt has been given a wild-card entry to play in the doubles tournament at Wimbledon.

The All England Club says the 2002 singles champion from Australia will play with Jordan Thompson at the tournament.

Hewitt said he was retiring from tennis after this year’s Australian Open, but he played doubles for Australia in the Davis Cup in March.

Daniela Hantuchova, a 2002 Wimbledon quarterfinalist, was given a wild-card entry for the women’s singles and doubles tournaments.

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