Double-bagel woe for fading Safina

DINARA Safina became the first former world No1 to suffer a grand slam double-bagel as she crashed out of the Australian Open to Belgium’s Kim Clijsters. The Russian, who has plummeted 74 places in the world rankings in just 15 months, lost 6-0, 6-0 to third seed Clijsters in just 44 minutes. Elsewhere there were straight-set victories for second seed Vera Zvonareva, Samantha Stosur [5] and Serbian Jelena Jankovic [7].