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US Open day four photos

Dinara Safina

Olympic silver medallist and US Open sixth seed Dinara Safina has to pull a few tricks out of the bag to beat Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-4 6-3

Venus Williams

Two-time champion Venus Williams enjoys a comfortable workout as she beats Paraguay's Rossana De Los Rios 6-0 6-3

Andy Murray

The shadows tell the story as a big crowd gathers on Grandstand Court to see Andy Murray's tough encounter with Michael Llodra

Michael Llodra

Llodra's attacking game plan pays off as he levels the scores in the second set

Andy Murray

But Murray steels himself in the closing stages of the third set and twice fights back from a break down in the fourth

Andy Murray

And Murray holds his nerve in a tense fourth-set tie-break to seal victory in two hours and 33 minutes

James Blake

James Blake does not make the best of starts in his clash with Belgium's Steve Darcis

Steve Darcis

But Blake is on his way back into the match when Darcis is forced to retire with a back injury in the third set

Ana Ivanovic

World number one Ana Ivanovic finds herself in an unexpected battle with French qualifier Julie Coin

Julie Coin

Coin completes a shock 6-3 4-6 6-3 victory and Ivanovic's exit is the earliest by a top seed at the US Open since 1968

Ana Ivanovic

Ivanovic bids an early farewell to the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd

Serena Williams and Elena Vesnina

Serena Williams has some kind words for Elena Vesnina after thrashing the Russian 6-1 6-1 in just 58 minutes in the first night match

Rafael Nadal

World number one Rafael Nadal begins his match against American qualifier Ryler DeHeart in blistering fashion

Ryler DeHeart

After the first two sets slip away, DeHeart gains a foothold in the match with an early break in the third

Rafael Nadal

But Nadal is not to be denied and wins five straight games as he storms back to seal a 6-1 6-2 6-4 victory



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US Open day three photos
27 Aug 08 |  Tennis
US Open day two photos
26 Aug 08 |  Tennis
US Open day one photos
25 Aug 08 |  Tennis
Order of play
23 May 08 |  Tennis
Men's singles draw
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Women's singles draw
28 Jan 10 |  Tennis
Tennis on the BBC
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