Lleyton Hewitt receives wild card

Updated: June 12, 2012, 10:32 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Former champion Lleyton Hewitt has received one of several wild cards for Wimbledon, which begins June 25.

The 109th-ranked David Goffin of Belgium also got a wild card, Wimbledon organizers said. He made his Grand Slam debut at the French Open, winning the first set against Roger Federer in a quarterfinal match.

German veteran Tommy Haas also received a wild card in the draw Tuesday, along with four British players.

On the women's side, Virginie Razzano of France and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan each received a wild card after impressive performances at the French Open.

The 62nd-ranked Shvedova reached the quarterfinals and No. 90 Razzano defeated Serena Williams in the first round.


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