Fired-up Hewitt trounces Brazil's Hocevar

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A fired-up Lleyton Hewitt advanced to the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1 6-2 6-3 demolition of Brazil's Ricardo Hocevar Tuesday.

The two-time grand slam champion was at his scrambling, fist-pumping best, breaking the Brazilian early in each of his sets and racing to victory in an hour and 40 minutes to the delight of home fans at Rod Laver Arena.

Hewitt, seeded 22nd here, made it a winning double for Australia after Samantha Stosur earlier beat Chinese qualifier Han Xinyun.

The Australian next faces the winner of the match between Belgian Christophe Rochus and American Donald Young.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)