Sunday, January 30, 2005
SYDNEY, Australia -- Lleyton Hewitt proposed to his girlfriend, actress Rebecca Cartwright, following his defeat in the Australian Open final.
The couple met five years ago at a charity tennis event "and rekindled their relationship late last year," they said Monday in a statement.
Hewitt gave Cartwright an engagement ring shortly after his loss to Marat Safin in Sunday's final, the statement said.
Both Hewitt and Cartwright, who appears on the Australian soap opera "Home and Away," recently ended long-term relationships.
Hewitt was engaged to Belgian tennis player Kim Clijsters before that four-year relationship ended last October. Cartwright split with actor Beau Brady late last year.