Clijsters crushed; Henin escapes

Updated: January 22, 2010, 7:01 PM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The much-anticipated quarterfinal between the back-from-retirement Belgians dissolved in 52 minutes on Friday at the Australian Open.

That's the time it took for Kim Clijsters to lose, in embarrassing fashion, her third-round match at the season's first Grand Slam tournament.

The 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Nadia Petrova was the worst of Clijsters' career and as one-sided as the score indicated. Clijsters lost the first set in just 18 minutes and won only five ...

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