Justine Henin received a standing ovation but it had a hollow ring for the Belgian as her 24-match winning run at the French Open came to a halt and her script for a triumphant return lay in shreds.
The four-times champion again failed to scale the heights she achieved when completing a rare hat-trick of titles here in 2007 and the 27-year-old was dumped out in the fourth round by Australia's Samantha Stosur.
Stosur, who reached the semi-finals last year, sabotaged an eagerly-anticipated quarter-final between Henin and Serena Williams but was well worth her 2-6 6-1 6-4 victory as she moved through to face the American world number.
Henin admits she wasn't at her best today, but that perhaps was to be expected....
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OUT:...a bit normal.