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Bob Hewitt expected to be sentenced today

Hewitt was found guilty in March of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

FILE: Former tennis champion Bob Hewitt has been found guilty on two counts of rape and one of indecent assault on 23 March 2015. Picture: Gia Nicolaides/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Former tennis champion and convicted rapist Bob Hewitt is expected to be sentenced in the North Gauteng High Court today.

Hewitt was found guilty in March of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault.

Three women testified during his trial, saying he took advantage of them when he was their tennis coach during the 1980s and 1990s.

Sentencing proceedings were postponed last month to allow Hewitt's legal team to obtain a psychological report for mitigating arguments.

The judge said he could not see how this will help but can't prejudge and postpone the matter.

It took the victims more than 30 years to come forward and while this case has tracked out, they're hoping that justice will finally be served.

The 75-year-old former champion has been out on bail but the state is expected to push for jail time after he was convicted of rape and the court found out that his conduct was calculated and carried out with crudeness.