Huge hurdle to climb for Petrova

Updated: January 21, 2010, 7:36 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The third round is when things start to get a little serious, given seeds start running into each other. Darling Kim Clijsters, on a roll and with the Aussie crowd behind her, figures to be tested somewhat against the unpredictable Nadia Petrova on Day 5.

Kim Clijsters (15) versus Nadia Petrova (19): Petrova was in good spirits as she practiced with coach Christian Zahalka on Court 20, nestled parallel to train tracks and well away from the crowds. Intermittent ...

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