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The 2012 Australian Open

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The 100th edition of the Australian Open tennis tournament is currently underway in Melbourne. Players from all over the world have been competing in the heat of the Australian summer, hoping for a win -- this year's singles champions will take home $2.4 million dollars (U.S.). Matches are progressing today into the semifinals, with the final matches to be played on January 29. Collected here are some colorful glimpses of the 2012 Australian Open. [34 photos]

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Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their men's singles quarter-finals match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on January 24, 2012. (Reuters/Mark Blinch)
Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during their men's singles quarter-finals match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, on January 24, 2012. (Reuters/Mark Blinch)
An aerial view of Melbourne Park, AAMI Park and Olympic Park during day one of the 2012 Australian Open, on January 16, 2012. (Robert Prezioso/Getty Images) #
Feliciano Lopez of Spain plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day seven of the 2012 Australian Open. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images) #
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus serves against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their women's singles quarter-final match on day nine of the Australian Open, on January 24, 2012. (Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images) #
Roger Federer plays a backhand in his quarter-final match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina at Melbourne Park, on January 24, 2012. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
Rod Laver Arena during the fourth round match between Bernard Tomic and Roger Federer on day seven of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park, on January 22, 2012. (Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) #
Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia serves in her third round match against Sabine Lisicki of Germany on day six of the Australian Open, on January 21, 2012. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia hits a return to Cedrik-Marcel Stebe of Germany during their men's singles match in Melbourne, on January 17, 2012. (Reuters/Tim Wimborne) #
Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return to Santiago Giraldo of Colombia during their men's singles match at the Australian Open, on January 19, 2012. (Reuters/Tim Wimborne) #
An Australian fan shows her support on day nine of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park, on January 24, 2012. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images) #
Nicolas Almagro of Spain serves to Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during their men's singles match in Melbourne, on January 22, 2012. (Reuters/Mark Blinch) #
Serena Williams of the United States plays a shot against Hungary's Greta Arn on her way to winning their third round match at the Australian Open, on January 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill) #
Daniela Di Toro of Australia plays a forehand in her Wheelchair Singles Quarterfinals match against Marjolein Buis of the Netherlands during day ten of the Australian Open, on January 25, 2012. (Lucas Dawson/Getty Images) #
Roger Federer serves to Juan Martin Del Potro during their quarter-final, in Melbourne, Australia, on January 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Sarah Ivey) #
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark plays a backhand in her second round match against Anna Tatishvili of Georgia during day three of the 2012 Australian Open, on January 18, 2012. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) #
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates after defeating Portugal's Frederico Gil in their third round match at the Australian Open, on January 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) #
Kim Clijsters of Belgium and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark shake hands after their quarter final match on January 24, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) #
Roger Federer pauses during his men's singles quarter-finals match against Juan Martin Del Potro at the Australian Open, on January 24, 2012. (Reuters/Toby Melville) #
Novak Djokovic of Serbia drops his racquet after losing a point to Santiago Giraldo of Colombia during their men's singles match in Melbourne, on January 19, 2012. (Reuters/Tim Wimborne) #
Sara Errani of Italy hits a return against Petro Kvitova of the Czech Republic in their women's singles quarter-final match on day ten of the Australian Open, on January 25, 2012. Kvitova won 6-4, 6-4. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images) #
Rafael Nadal of Spain sits under a shade during a break in between games during his men's singles match agianst Feliciano Lopez of Spain at the Australian Open, on January 22, 2012. (Reuters/Vivek Prakash) #
Caroline Wozniacki serves in her quarter-final match against Kim Clijsters during day nine of the 2012 Australian Open, on January 24, 2012. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
Gael Monfils of France plays a forehand in his third round match against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan during day six of the 2012 Australian Open, on January 21, 2012. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) #
Serena Williams of the US reacts while playing against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in their fourth round women's singles match on day eight of the 2012 Australian Open. Makarova won 6-2, 6-3. (William West/AFP/Getty Images) #
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves in her quarter-final match against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia on day ten of the Australian Open, on January 25, 2012. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) #
Andy Murray of Britain celebrates winning a point against Kei Nishikori of Japan in their men's singles quarter-final match on day ten of the 2012 Australian Open. Murray won 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images) #
Gael Monfils of France signs autographs for fans after winning his second round match against Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil on day four of the 2012 Australian Open. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images) #
Vera Zvonareva of Russia hits a return to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia during their women's singles match in Melbourne, on January 21, 2012. (Reuters/Daniel Munoz) #
Nicolas Almagro of Spain reacts during his men's singles match against Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic at the Australian Open, on January 22, 2012. (Reuters/Darren Whiteside) #
Gael Monfils of France serves to Marinko Matosevic of Australia during their first round match at the Australian Open, in Melbourne, on January 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill) #
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return to Kim Clijsters of Belgium during their women's singles quarter-finals match in Melbourne, on January 24, 2012. (Reuters/Darren Whiteside) #
Donald Young of the US smashes his racquet in frustration during his second round match against Slovakia's Lukas Lacko at the Australian Open, on January 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Sarah Ivey) #
Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro celebrates after defeating Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber during their fourth round match in Melbourne, on January 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) #
David Ferrer of Spain plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Richard Gasquet of France during day eight of the 2012 Australian Open, on January 23, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images) #

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