Bob Hewitt’s wife vows to prove his innocence

Bob and Delaille Hewitt
Bob and Delaille Hewitt

‘I have so much anger in me, which is not in my character’

THE day Delaille Hewitt first heard that her world champion tennis player husband was being accused of rape was also the day she started chemotherapy.

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011, Delaille, now 71, says this was also the day her happiness was stolen.

And now, as the family wait for sentencing after which an appeal will be lodged, she is more determined than ever to see her husband Bob’s name cleared.

Last month, Hewitt was found guilty of rape and indecent assault for abusing three of his tennis pupils while they were underage in the 1980s and 1990s.

Sitting on the couch in the home she shares with Hewitt and their six Jack Russells, it is easy to imagine Delaille as the pretty 19-year-old who turned the head of, arguably, one of the most famous men in tennis.

-Angela Daniels 


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3 thoughts on “Bob Hewitt’s wife vows to prove his innocence

  • April 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Seriously? At this stage the best thing would be to own up!
    There are still more girls waiting in the wings, to tell their story! More than 12 girls have made statements! One has a civil case against him in America…for rape! Stop playing the victim card…reports have indicated that you knew all along!
    Even before the first charge was laid in 1981!
    Funny that was the question asked by everybody who knew of the charges in 1981….how could you have a child with him after you knew what he did??
    Maybe Bob should have thought about what he was doing and how it would affect not only your family but the families of the victims as well!
    And standing on the podium, defending his love letters as “…the way Australians talk. This is how they say how much they love each other”.

  • April 27, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    You are angry ? Have a chat to the three girls your man abused and see how they feel.


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