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A third round win served to Hewitt's serves

Lleyton Hewitt's straight sets victory in third round over Belgium's Olivier Rochus came as a breather after his survival act in the second round.

india Updated: Jul 01, 2006 22:44 IST

Lleyton Hewitt was able to get his breath back for the second week of Wimbledon after advancing to the last 16 with a straight sets win over Belgium's Olivier Rochus on Saturday.

Hewitt, the 2002 champion and sixth seed, won 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 to advance to a fourth round meeting with David Ferrer of Spain.

The Australian, who survived an energy-sapping five-set battle with Lee Hyung-Taik in the previous round, was delighted to get back to a more consistent level of performance.

"My serve especially was good," he reported. "I mixed it up well and although it went off in patches in the third set, I served well when I needed to.

"I felt I was putting lot of pressure on him right from the start. To have gone for five sets in today's heat would have taken a lot out of you. I had a tough one in the last round and it is nice to bounce back in this way."