A CASE of rape has been opened against local tennis legend Bob Hewitt by a former player, Suellen Sheehan.

This follows a string of allegations of sexual abuse and harassment by young girl players who were coached by the legendary doubles champion in the 1980s and 1990s. Sheehan confirmed this week that she had this month laid a charge of rape at Honeydew Police Station in Joburg against Hewitt.

And now another former SA tennis star who was on the Davis Cup tennis team with Hewitt, Ray Moore, has confirmed he talked to tennis authorities at that time to take action with regard to the rumours circulating about Hewitt and his young female players, but was told nothing …

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