U.S. Open: Federer Defeated by del Potro

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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina meets Roger Federer of Switzerland at the net after the Men's Singles final on day fifteen of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Del Potro defeated Federer 3-6, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2.
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Roger Federer reacts following the Men's Singles final against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina. Del Potro defeated Federer 3-6, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2.
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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina kisses his championship trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the Men's Singles final on day fifteen of the 2009 U.S. Open.
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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina celebrates championship point after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the Men's Singles final on day fifteen of the U.S. Open.
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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina goes into the stands after defeating Roger Federer.
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Roger Federer from Switzerland celebrates a point against Juan Martin Del Potro from Argentina during the Men's Final US Open match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 14 in New York. Federer went on to lose the match.
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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina celebrates winning the fourth set tiebreak against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Men's Singles final on day fifteen of the 2009 U.S. Open. The 20-year-old went on to win the match.
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Williams (L) argues with Brian Early (R) and Donna Kelso (C) after disqualified for a default during the Women's Singles Semifinal match against to Kim Clijsters of Belgium on day thirteen.
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Serena Williams (R) talks with chair judge Louise Engzell (C) during her Women's Single Semifinal match against Kim Clijsters of Belgium on day thirteen of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 12, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Clijsters defeated Williams 6-4, 7-5. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium (R) was congratulated by Serena Williams after Williams was disqualified.
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Serena Williams (L) argues with Brian Early (R) and Donna Kelso (C) after disqualified for a default.
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium returns a shot to Serena Williams.
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium returns a shot to Serena William.
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Serena Williams returns a shot to Kim Clijsters of Belgium.
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Serena Williams (R) walks away from Kim Clijsters of Belgium after Williams was disqualified.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain serves to Fernando Gonzalez of Chile during the Men's Singles Quarterfinals match on day eleven of the U.S. Open. ext up for Nadal is a semifinal Sunday against No. 6 Juan Martin del Potro.
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Fernando Gonzalez, of Chile, hits a forehand to Rafael Nadal, of Spain, during their quarterfinals match at the U.S. Open.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Fernando Gonzalez of Chile during the Men's Singles Quarterfinals match on day eleven of the 2009 U.S. Open.
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Melanie Oudin's wild ride at the U.S. Open ended Wednesday with 6-2, 6-2 loss to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.
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Caroline Wozniacki, right, chats with Melanie Oudin after defeating her in two sets.
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Caroline Wozniacki celebrates her win.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot to Gael Monfils of France during day nine.
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Serena Williams celebrates match point against Flavia Pennetta of Italy during day nine.
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Gael Monfils of France returns a shot to Rafael Nadal of Spain during day nine.
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Fernando Gonzalez of Chile reacts to a play against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during day nine.
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Agustin Velotti of Argentina returns a shot during his juniors match against Evan King of the United States during day nine.
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Serena Williams returns a shot against Flavia Pennetta of Italy during day nine.
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium returns a shot against Na Li of China during day nine.
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Tom Brokaw (R) and his wife Meredith Lynn Auld watch Serena Williams in her match against Flavia Pennetta of Italy.
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Venus Williams watchs her sister Serena Williams in her match against Flavia Pennetta of Italy during day nine.
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American entrepreneur Russell Simmons watches Serena Williams in her match.
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Flavia Pennetta of Italy returns a shot against Serena Williams during day nine.
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No. 3 seeded Rafael Nadal eliminated Frenchman Gael Monfils (No. 13) in the U.S. Open to reach the quarterfinals.
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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina reacts to a play during his match against Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain during day nine.
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Gael Monfils of France returns a shot to Rafael Nadal of Spain during day nine of the 2009 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2009.
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Marin Cilic of Croatia reacts after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in three sets during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
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Andy Murray of Britain reacts during his match against Marin Cilic of Croatia during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009. Cilic defeated Murray in three sets.
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Melanie Oudin of the United States celebrates her win against Nadia Petrova of Russia during day eight.
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(L-R) Actress Nicole Kidman and musician Keith Urban attend the Roger Federer vs Tommy Robredo match during day eight.
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John Isner returns a shot to Fernando Verdasco of Spain during day eight.
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Actress Nicole Kidman attends the Roger Federer vs Tommy Robredo match during day eight.
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a shot agaisnt Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during day eight.
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Singer Tony Bennett looks on during day eight.
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Noel Scott of the United States returns a shot during her juniors match against Zsofia Susanyi of Hungary during day eight.
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Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark reacts after defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during day eight.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic during day eight.
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Fernando Verdasco of Spain reacts after a point against John Isner during day eight.
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Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia returns a shot against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during day eight.
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Mirka Federer, wife of Roger Federer of Switzerland (L) and musician Gavin Rossdale attend the Roger Federer vs Tommy Robredo match during day eight.
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Actress Nicole Kidman attends the Roger Federer vs Tommy Robredo match during day eight.
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Tommy Robredo of Spain returns a shot against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight.
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American teenager Melanie Oudin's spectacular run at the U.S. Open gathered momentum Monday when she beat Russian 13th seed Nadia Petrova 1-6 7-6 6-3, sending the underdog to the quarterfinals.
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Nicole Gibbs of the United States returns a shot during her juniors match against Magda Linette of Poland during day eight.
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Nadia Petrova of Russia reacts to a play during her match against Melanie Oudin of the United States during day eight.
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Kateryna Bondarenko of the Ukraine returns a shot against Gisela Dulko of Argentina during day eight.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland (L) shakes hands with Tommy Robredo of Spain after defeating him during day eight.
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Nadia Petrova of Russia during her Monday matchup with Melanie Oudin. Oudin grabbed the win backed by 23,000 screaming fans, sealing victory by belting a forehand winner on her third match point.
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Golfer Sir Nick Faldo (R) attends the Roger Federer vs Tommy Robredo match during day eight of the 2009 U.S. Open.
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Robin Soderling of Sweden waves to the crowd after defeating Nikolay Davydenko of Russia at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 7, 2009. Soderling won 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.
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Serena Williams looks on against Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during day seven of the 2009 U.S. Open
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Daniela Hantuchova didn't have a chance.
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium celebrates match point after defeating Venus Williams during day seven.
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Venus Williams reacts to a point against Kim Clijsters of Belgium during day seven. Clijsters won 6-0 0-6 6-4.
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Melanie Oudin reacts to a point against Elena Dementieva of Russia during day four.
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Andy Murray of Great Britain practices during day four.
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James Blake waves to the crowd after defeating Olivier Rochus of Belgium.
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Brooklyn Decker watches as her husband Andy Roddick serves against Marc Gicquel of France during day four.
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Tommy Robredo of Spain returns a shot against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain.
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Nikolay Davydenko of Russia returns a shot against Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic during day four.
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Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia celebrates match point against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia during day four.
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Shahar Peer of Israel returns a shot against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.
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Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot against Christina McHale during day four.
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Andy Roddick returns a shot against Marc Gicquel of France during day four.
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Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic returns a shot against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina during day four.
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Fernando Verdasco of Spain returns a shot against Florent Serra of France during day four.
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Maria Sharapova of Russia returns a shot against Christina McHale during day four.
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Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia returns a shot against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia during day four.
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Patty Schnyder of Switzerland returns a shot against Sara Errani of Italy during day four.
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Leonardo Mayer of Argentina reacts to a play during his match against Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic during day four.
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Dinara Safina of Russia reacts to a point during her match against Kristina Barrois of Germany during day four.
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Shenay Perry of the United States returns a shot against Kateryna Bondarenko of the Ukraine during day four.
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Sabine Lisicki of Germany returns a shot against Anastasia Rodionova of Australia during day four.
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Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium returns a shot against Shuai Peng of China during day four.
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Serena Williams returns a shot against Melinda Czink of Hungary.
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Melinda Czink of Hungary returns a shot against Serena Williams.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland greets Simon Greul of Germany after their match.
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Actress Kim Cattrall attends day three of the 2009 U.S. Open.
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Jelena Jankovic of Serbia returns a shot against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan during day four.
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Simon Greul of Germany looks on against Roger Federer of Switzerland.
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Lleyton Hewitt of Australia returns a shot against Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina.
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Bec Cartwright, wife of Lleyton Hewitt of Australia, talks on her cell phone.
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Serena Williams celebrates after a point against Melinda Czink of Hungary.
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Mirka Federer, wife of Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his men's singles Round 2 match.
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Gilles Simon of France returns a shot against Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot against Simon Greul of Germany.
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Editor in Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour attends a match between Roger Federer and Simon Greul.
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Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland returns a shot against Francesca Schiavone of Italy.
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Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States reacts to a play during her match against Venus Williams of the United States.
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Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain returns a shot against Gilles Simon of France.
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Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina returns a shot against Lleyton Hewitt of Australia.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Richard Gasquet of France.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Richard Gasquet of France.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Richard Gasquet of France.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts to a point against Simon Greul of Germany.
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Lynette Federer, mother of Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his men's singles Round 2 match.
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Richard Gasquet of France serves to Rafael Nadal of Spain.
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Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins attends a match between Roger Federer and Simon Greul.
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Marion Bartoli of France (R) has her leg bandaged during break against Kim Clijsters of Belgium.
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Andrei Pavel of Romania returns a shot against Robby Ginepri of the United States.
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Singer/actor Constantine Maroulis (R) attends a match between Roger Federer and Simon Greul.
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Robby Ginepri returns a shot against Andrei Pavel of Romania.
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium returns a shot against Marion Bartoli.
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Venus Williams of the United States waits for a serve from Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States.
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Jill Craybas of the United States returns a shot against Elena Vesnina of Russia.
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Robert Federer, father of Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on during his men's singles Round 2 match.
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Fabrice Santoro of France returns a shot against Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain.
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Kim Clijsters of Belgium reacts to a play against Marion Bartoli of France.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Richard Gasquet of France.
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Chris Guccione of Australia serves to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay.
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Steve Darcis of Belgium returns a shot against Nicolas Almagro of Spain.
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Vania King of the United States returns a shot against Samantha Stosur of Australia.
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Samantha Stosur of Australia returns a shot against Vania King of the United States.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain serves to Richard Gasquet of France.
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Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay serves to Chris Guccione of Australia.
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Nicolas Almagro of Spain returns a shot against Steve Darcis of Belgium.
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Richard Gasquet of France lines up a shot against Rafael Nadal of Spain.
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Marion Bartoli of France returns a shot against Kim Clijsters of Belgium.
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Steve Darcis of Belgium returns a shot against Nicolas Almagro of Spain.
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Marat Safin of Russia questions a call during his match against Jurgen Melzer of Austria.
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Venus Williams of the United States serves to Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Richard Gasquet of France.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Richard Gasquet of France.
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Venus Williams of the United States returns a shot against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Richard Gasquet of France.
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Jeremy Chardy of France serves to Gael Monfils of France.
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Vera Zvonareva of Russia serves to Anna Chakvetadze of Russia.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns a shot against Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of Czech Republic.
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Venus Williams of the United States reacts to a play against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States.
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Rafael Nadal's girlfriend, Maria Francisca "Xisca" Perello, looks on as he wins match point against Richard Gasquet of France.
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Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns a shot against Maria Kirilenko of Russia.
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Maria Kirilenko of Russia returns a shot against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.
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Michelle Larcher De Brito of Portugal reacts to losing a point against Na Li of China.
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Marat Safin of Russia returns a shot against Jurgen Melzer of Austria.
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Jurgen Melzer of Austria returns a shot against Marat Safin of Russia.
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Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada returns a shot against Amelie Mauresmo of France.
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Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia returns a shot against Kai-Chen Chang of Chinese Taipei.
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Evgeny Korolev of Russia reacts after a play against Andreas Beck of Germany.
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Elena Vesnina of Russia reacts after a point against Jill Craybas.
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Gael Monfils of France returns a shot against Jeremy Chardy of France.
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