A laughing Kim Clijsters chided former doubles star Todd Woodbridge over a text message in which he said she looked pregnant and had bigger breasts.
Woodbridge, working as an on-court TV interviewer for Australia's Seven Network, was talking to Clijsters immediately after her 6-1, 6-3 second round win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro on Thursday.
He began by asking her about her outfit, which was designed by manufacturer Fila to echo the dresses worn by Australian great Evonne Goolagong.
Woodbridge then started to ask her about a promotional video when Clijsters interrupted.
"(Doubles player) Rennae Stubbs showed me a text message you sent her while I was playing in Sydney (last week) about how you thought I was pregnant," Clijsters said.
The bewildered Woodbridge asked what he had written.
"You said: 'She looks really grumpy and her boobs are bigger'," Clijsters responded to roars of laughter from the Rod Laver Arena crowd.
"Thanks very much, there goes my TV career," a mortified Woodbridge said, before a smiling Clijsters gave him a hug.
"Aussie Kim" Clijsters is immensely popular in Australia, an affection that began when she was engaged to Lleyton Hewitt and has endured long after their break-up.