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Tennis: Hewitt continues winning streak

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posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 11:11 AM
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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 second round.

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.

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