MELBOURNE, Australia - Kim Clijsters came to the Australian Open as an inspiration to her countrywomen and mothers everywhere.
All that ended in 52 minutes Friday in her most humiliating loss: a 6-0, 6-1 third-round defeat to No. 19-ranked Nadia Petrova.
"I was completely off," Clijsters said. "I think tenniswise, I didn't feel the ball at all."
Defending champion Rafael Nadal also was displeased with his game, although he had a victory to show for it - a 6-4, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 decision over Germany's Philipp Kohlscreibert.
"In the third, I started terrible, no?" Nadal said. "Everybody has not very good days."