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Bob Hewitt's defence to call final witness

The former tennis star is accused of abusing women while he was their tennis coach in the 80s & 90s.

Former South African tennis star Bob Hewitt and his wife Delaille at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court where Hewitt faces charges of rape and indecent assault. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former tennis champion Bob Hewitt's legal team will call one last witness to testify in his defence today before closing its case.

Hewitt was recalled to the stand on Tuesday to testify about his overseas trip during the same time that Suellen Sheehan claimed he raped her.

He says he was either in London or Paris in July 1982, during the time Sheehan claims she was raped.

Three women, including Sheehan claim Hewitt abused them while he was their tennis coach in the 1980s and 1990s.

Sheehan's parents Judy and Michael also testified on Tuesday, saying that their daughter never mentioned that she was abused or raped and they first heard about it in the media.

Michael Sheehan says when he did ask his daughter about the allegations, she only told him that Hewitt had peaked down her top and he told her to get over it.

The defence will call one last witness today, but it's unclear at this stage who that will be.