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US Open: Highlights from one of the world's oldest tennis championships (PHOTOS)
Monday, September 10th, 2012

The US Open prepares for its final match today between Serbian Novak Djokovic and Brit Andy Murray, but this year's championship has already offered spectators and photographers some incredible moments.

Serena Williams winning her fourth US Open and 15th Grand Slam Title; Actor Kevin Spacey swinging a racket; torrential, tornado-level downpours interrupting matches—there's already been a fair share of excitement on (and around) the court at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City.

Here, we round up some of the tournament's best photo-worthy moments. 

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Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their 2012 US Open women's singles semifinal match.

(Timothy A. Clary - AFP/Getty Images)
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The sun sets over the New York skyline during Day Twelve of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

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Court attendants dry center court during a delay for the start of the match of Andy Murray of Great Britian (6) against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic (3) during their 2012 US Open men's singles semifinals match.

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An usher reads in a doorway during a rain delay on Day Thirteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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Andy Murray of Great Britain argues with the chair umpire Pascal Maria and Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic after his hat was blown off by the wind during their men's singles semifinal match.

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An infrared camera was used to create this image of spectators entering Arthur Ashe Stadium during Day Thirteen of the US Open.

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Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates his win of the men's singles semifinal match.

(Mike Stobe - AFP/Getty Images)
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The tie of chair umpire Pascal Maria blows in the wind during the men's singles semifinal match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic.

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Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic waits for the result of his challenge at the end of the men's singles semifinal match against Andy Murray of Great Britain on Day Thirteen of the 2012 US Open.

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David Ferrer of Spain hits a return to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles semifinal match.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point during his men's singles semifinal match against David Ferrer.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia signs his autograph for fans after winning his men's singles semifinal match against David Ferrer of Spain.

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Roberta Vinci of Italy celebrates match point next to Sara Errani following their victory against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic in their women's doubles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2012 US Open.

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Former US tennis stars Andre Agassi (R) and Andy Roddick share a (somewhat awkward) hug after Agassi was named the 2012 inductee into the US Open Court of Champions.

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Spectators in a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Stefan 'Redfoo' Gordy of the American electro duo LMFAO watches the women's singles final match.

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Actor Kevin Spacey hits balls during a practice session with Andy Murray of Great Britain on center court on Day Fourteen of the 2012 US Open.

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns a shot during the women's singles final match against Serena Williams.

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Serena Williams of the US celebrates her win.

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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus wipes her eyes as she cries following her defeat to Serena Williams of the United States in the women's singles final match on Day Fourteen of the 2012 US Open.

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Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot during the women's singles final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Day Fourteen of the 2012 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City.

(Chris Trotman - AFP/Getty Images)
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2012 US Open women's singles champion Serena Williams of the US, poses with the championship trophy in Central Park September 10, 2012, the morning after her victory over Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the women's singles final at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament.

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