posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 11:11 AM
Australian Lleyton Hewitt extended his winning streak in Sydney, but countryman Wayne Arthurs' tournament stay is over. Three-time champion and
top-seed Hewitt claimed his 17th successive victory at the Medibank International with a 6-2 6-4 victory over French qualifier Arnaud Clement in the
However, Arthurs was stopped by seventh seed Thomas Johansson of Sweden 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-3).
Hewitt will face Johansson in the quarter-finals on Thursday.
The 23-year-old Hewitt, who completed the 2004 season ranked third in the world, lost in the quarter-finals of the 2005 season-opening Next Generation
Australian Men's Hardcourts to American Taylor Dent last week.
Seeded eighth here, Dent advanced to the quarter-finals with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 triumph victory over fellow American Mardy Fish.