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Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning a semifinal match against Andy Murray of Britain at the U.S. Open in New York on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a semifinal match against Roger Federer at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a ball into the stands after winning a quarterfinal match against Andy Roddick at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS An officer stands watch at an entrance to the U.S. Open in New York. Extra precautions are being taken at sports events Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, returns to Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, in the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Serena Williams reacts during her match against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Rafael Nadal, the No. 2 seed, dispatched David Nalbandian in straight sets before experiencing a severe leg cramp during Sunday's action at the U.S. Open. He reacted to the pain (below) during his post-match news conference.

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Andy Roddick, of the United States, acknowledges the crowd after defeating Jack Sock, also of the United States, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Venus Williams, of the United States, returns against Vesna Dolonts, of Russia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Venus Williams defeated Vesna Dolonts 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the U.S. Open and was supposed to face 22nd-seeded Sabine Lisicki on Wednesday.

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Venus Williams, of the United States, returns against Vesna Dolonts, of Russia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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associated press Maria Sharapova reacts after her opening-round victory over Heather Watson on Monday at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York

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Dustin Johnson was struck by misfortune in majors last year at the U.S. Open and PGA Championship. (Associated Press)

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DREW ANGERER/THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open at Congressional last month after leading the first three rounds of the Masters.

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hugs his father Gerry McIlroy after winning the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holes a par putt on the 18th green to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holes a par putt on the 18th green to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the 12th hole during his final round in the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery as he walks down the 10th fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, acknowledges the gallery on the 18th green before his final putt to win the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Sunday, June 19, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)