Former world No.1 Kim Clijsters suffered the worst loss of both of her careers which featured 555 matches, losing to seed No.19 Nadia Petrova 6-0 6-1 in the third round of the Australian Open in just 52 minutes.
The 15th-seeded Clijsters, who won the US Open last season and the Brisbane International just before coming to the Australian Open, scored only five points in the first set and made 17 unforced errors.
The Belgian couldn’t find her game throughout the match:
The way I played today, I was completely off and I didn’t feel the ball at all. She was good, but she really didn’t have to do much. She served really well and was aggressive, but that’s because I let her play into the court.
Before this one, Clijsters’ worst defeat came nine years ago in Miami when she lost to Serena Williams 6-0 6-2.