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South Africa: Judge delays sentencing in rape trial of retired tennis champion Bob Hewitt

  • Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt, left, with his wife Delaille leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 17, 2015, after his sentencing was postponed. Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was convicted in the South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt, left, with his wife Delaille leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 17, 2015, after his sentencing was postponed. Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was convicted in the South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)  (The Associated Press)

  • Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt stands inside the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 17, 2015. Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was convicted in a South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt stands inside the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 17, 2015. Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was convicted in a South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)  (The Associated Press)

A South African judge has postponed the sentencing hearing in the case of former doubles tennis champion, Bob Hewitt, who was convicted of rape.

Last month, Judge Bert Bam also found that 75-year-old Hewitt guilty of sexual assault. The offenses were committed in the 1980s and 1990s, when Hewitt's three accusers were minors.

Hewitt's attorney Terry Price asked the court for the delay on Friday until an expert witness could compile a report. Price said he would appeal the judge's guilty verdict.