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A photographic look at action from the year's final Grand Slam tennis tournament

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Hockey player Alex Ovechkin watches Maria Kirilenko of Russia play Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L), daughter Rachel and son Ben watch the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic falls to the court after defeating Maria Kirilenko of Russia 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Roger Federer (R) of Switzerland and Fernando Verdasco of Spain leave the court after Federer defeated Verdasco 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in their men's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic hits a return to Maria Kirilenko of Russia during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012. Hlavackova won 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

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Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria hits a return to Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012. Pironkova won 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-3.

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Feliciano Lopez of Spain wipes his face during a break in play against Andy Murray of Britain in their men's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after defeating Feliciano Lopez of Spain 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4) in their men's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Andy Murray of Britain celebrates after defeating Feliciano Lopez of Spain 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4) in their men's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Spectators look on as Jack Sock, of the U.S., takes on Nicolas Almagro, of Spain, during a third round men's singles match at Grandstand court during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York, Sept. 1, 2012.

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Fans look on as Jack Sock, of the U.S., takes on Nicolas Almagro, of Spain, during a third round men's singles match at Grandstand court during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York, Sept. 1, 2012. Almagro won 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-1.

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Children wait for Serena Williams of the U.S. to sign autographs after her win over Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Venus Williams (R) watches sister Serena Williams of the U.S. play Ekaterina Makarova of Russia during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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The shoes of Serena Williams, of the U.S., as she takes on Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, during a third round women's singles match at Arthur Ashe Stadium during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York, Sept. 1, 2012. Williams defeated Makarova with a score of 6-4, 6-0.

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A tennis ball flies over the net as Serena Williams, of the U.S., takes on Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, during a third round women's singles match at Arthur Ashe Stadium during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York, Sept. 1, 2012. Williams defeated Makarova with a score of 6-4, 6-0.

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A ball girl wearing a prosthetic leg stands by to retrieve balls at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic prepares to serve against Maria Kirilenko of Russia during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Spain's Nicolas Almagro chooses a ball to serve to Jack Sock in the third round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in New York.

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Spain's Nicolas Almagro serves to Jack Sock in the third round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in New York.

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Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia reacts after a missed point against Roberta Vinci of Italy during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Roberta Vinci of Italy eyes the ball as she hits a return to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during their women's singles match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012. Vinci won 6-2, 7-5.

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James Blake of the U.S. goes down on the court while on his way to losing his match to Milos Raonic of Canada at the U.S. Open men's singles tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012.

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Milos Raonic of Canada returns a shot to James Blake in the third round of play at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in New York. Raonic won 6-3, 6-0, 7-6 (3).

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Ana Ivanovic of Serbia hits a return to Sloane Stephens of the U.S. during their match at the US Openwomen's singles tennis tournament in New York, September 1, 2012. Ivanovic won 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.

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Sam Querrey of the U.S. hits a return to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open men's singles tennis tournament in New York September 1, 2012. Berdych won 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

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Sloane Stephens of the U.S. celebrates a point against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during their match at the US Open women's singles tennis tournament in New York, September 1, 2012.

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