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US Open day 12 photos

Americans Bob and Mike Bryan

Americans Bob and Mike Bryan defeat Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic and Leander Paes 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (12-10) to win the men's doubles title

Elena Dementieva

Elena Dementieva makes the stronger start in the first of the women's semis, breaking the Jelena Jankovic serve straight away

Jelena Jankovic

Jankovic needs all her scrambling skills to stay in touch as Dementieva dominates from the baseline

Jelena Jankovic

It is tough going early on for Jankovic but she roars back with four straight games to take the first set

Elena Dementieva

After her promising start, it is Dementieva who struggles to keep pace as her serve falters in the second set

Jelena Jankovic

Jankovic treats the crowds to a couple of examples of her famous splits as she runs down everything behind the baseline

Jelena Jankovic

Jankovic, the world number two, finally prevails 6-4 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam final

Serena Williams' family and friends gather to watch her take on Dinara Safina in the second women's semi-final

Serena Williams' family and friends gather to watch her take on Dinara Safina in the second women's semi-final

Serena Williams

And after dropping her opening service game, Williams powers back to take the first set

Serena Williams

It is not totally straightforward for Williams as both players struggle in the windy conditions

Dinara Safina

But it is Safina who finds it hardest going as the unforced errors begin to flow

Serena Williams

Williams seals a 6-3 6-2 victory and closes in on her third US Open title

Serena Williams and Dinara Safina

Williams makes a point of apologising for hitting a ball straight at Safina during the match



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US Open day two photos
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US Open day one photos
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