Hewitt recovering after hip surgery

Updated: January 30, 2010, 12:37 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Lleyton Hewitt hobbled into a news conference on crutches Saturday to announce he had hip surgery and doubted he'd play again before the French Open.

Hewitt's hopes of ending a local drought at the Australian Open were stopped by top-ranked Roger Federer, who beat the Australian in straight sets in the fourth round.

Hewitt, a two-time Grand Slam winner, said he injured his hip at the Hopman Cup in January and felt "a reasonable amount of pain" while playing ...

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