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A photographic look at action from the fourth and final grand slam tennis tournament of 2012

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Jets fly over before the start of the women's singles final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012.

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Tennis fans watch an aerial display before the start of the women's singles finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 9, 2012.

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Actress Megan Hilty sings the national anthem before the women's singles match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, September 9, 2012.

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Former tennis player Jennifer Capriati (C) poses with Victoria Azarenka (L) of Belarus and Serena Williams of the U.S. before their women's singles final at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Actor Kevin Spacey watches from the gallery before the women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 9, 2012.

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Andre Agassi at a hall of fame induction ceremony before the start of the women's singles final during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012.

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Actor Paul Bettany kisses his son Stellan in the gallery at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 9, 2012.

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Serena Williams of the U.S. watches her shot after a return to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Actor Will Ferrell and wife Viveca Paulin watch from the gallery at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus celebrates a point in the third set against Serena Williams of the U.S. during their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Tyra Banks (R) watches from the gallery at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 9, 2012.

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Serena Williams, of the U.S., competes against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the women's singles final match against during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012.

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Serena Williams, of the U.S., competes against Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the women's singles final match against during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Williams defeated Azarenka with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

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Redfoo of group LMFAO watches from the gallery at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 9, 2012.

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hits a return to Serena Williams of the U.S. during their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Serena Williams bounces a ball while playing Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in New York.

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Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the women's singles final match against Serena Williams, of the U.S.,during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Williams defeated Azarenka with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

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Serena Williams, of the U.S., reacts after beating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Williams defeated Azarenka with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts after her defeat to Serena Williams of the U.S. in their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Serena Williams, of the U.S., reacts after beating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Williams defeated Azarenka with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts after her defeat to Serena Williams of the U.S. in their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts after her defeat to Serena Williams of the U.S. in their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Serena Williams of the U.S. is congratulated by Victoria Azarenka (L) of Belarus after their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Serena Williams of the U.S. poses with her trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in their women's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Former tennis player Boris Becker of Germany watches the women's singles finals at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 9, 2012.

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Serena Williams, of the U.S., holds her trophy after beating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Williams defeated Azarenka with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

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Serena Williams, of the U.S., reacts after beating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Williams defeated Azarenka with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Spain's David Ferrer during a semifinal match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in New York.

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Spain's David Ferrer returns a shot to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during a semifinal match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in New York.

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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, while competing against David Ferrer, of Spain, during the men's singles semi-final match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Djokovic defeated Ferrer with a score of 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

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David Ferrer, of Spain, competes against Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during the men's singles semi-final match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Djokovic defeated Ferrer with a score of 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, competes against David Ferrer, of Spain, during the men's singles semi-final match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Djokovic defeated Ferrer with a score of 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, competes against David Ferrer, of Spain, during the men's singles semi-final match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Djokovic defeated Ferrer with a score of 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after competing against David Ferrer, of Spain, during the men's singles semi-final match during the U.S. Open tennis tournament at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, Sept. 9, 2012. Djokovic defeated Ferrer with a score of 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

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Samantha Crawford of the U.S. hits a return to Anett Kontaveit of Estonia during their junior girl's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Sara Errani (L) and Roberta Vinci of Italy kiss their trophy after defeating Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic in their women's doubles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Sara Errani of Italy receives a hug after she and compatriot Roberta Vinci defeated Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic in their women's doubles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Filip Peliwo of Canada returns to Liam Broady of Britain during their junior boy's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Liam Broady of Britain serves to Filip Peliwo of Canada during their junior boy's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Filip Peliwo of Canada serves to Liam Broady of Britain during their junior boy's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Filip Peliwo of Canada returns to Liam Broady of Britain during their junior boy's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Filip Peliwo of Canada returns to Liam Broady of Britain during their junior boy's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Filip Peliwo of Canada celebrates after defeating Liam Broady of Britain during their junior boy's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Filip Peliwo of Canada celebrates after defeating Liam Broady of Britain during their junior boy's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Filip Peliwo of Canada celebrates after defeating Liam Broady of Britain during their junior boy's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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Filip Peliwo (R) of Canada poses with Liam Broady of Britain after their junior boy's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012. Peliwo beat Broady in the finals.

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Filip Peliwo of Canada poses after defeating Liam Broady of Britain in their junior boy's singles finals match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York September 9, 2012.

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