Australian tennis star LLEYTON HEWITT sweetened his defeat in the AUSTRALIAN OPEN final by proposing to soap star girlfriend REBECCA CARTWRIGHT as soon as he came off court.

The 23-year-old went down on one knee at the Melbourne Tennis Centre and produced a $190,000 diamond engagement ring - the Home And Away actress said 'yes' immediately.

Hewitt has been dating Cartwright since splitting form former fiancee, Belgian tennis star KIM CLIJSTERS last October (04).

31/01/2005 17:34