Davids and Goliaths of US Open

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The 73rd-ranked Kristina Mladenovic has enjoyed Grand Slam title success, winning the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2013 and will face off against Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. (Agency Photo)

The 73rd-ranked Kristina Mladenovic has enjoyed Grand Slam title success, winning the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2013 and will face off against Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. (Agency Photo)

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In this battle of glamorous 27-year-old Russian blondes, former childhood friends Maria Sharapova (L) and Maria Kirilenko will face off. (Agency Photo)

In this battle of glamorous 27-year-old Russian blondes, former childhood friends Maria Sharapova (L) and Maria Kirilenko will face off. (Agency Photo)

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Five-time champion Serena Williams is 32 now and faces 18-year-old US compatriot Taylor Townsend for the first time. (Agency Photo)

Five-time champion Serena Williams is 32 now and faces 18-year-old US compatriot Taylor Townsend for the first time. (Agency Photo)

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Jiri Vesely, the 21-year-old Czech left-hander, is one of the sport's highest-regarded younger players, and will face off against Stanislas Wawrinka. (Agency Photo)

Jiri Vesely, the 21-year-old Czech left-hander, is one of the sport's highest-regarded younger players, and will face off against Stanislas Wawrinka. (Agency Photo)

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27-year-old Dutchman Robin Haase is ranked 70 and will be facing Andy Murray. (Agency Photo)

27-year-old Dutchman Robin Haase is ranked 70 and will be facing Andy Murray. (Agency Photo)

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Roger Federer (R) will face world number 77, the Bosnian born Marinko "Mad Dog" Matosevic. Matosevic caused a stir at Wimbledon this year when he criticised Andy Murray's decision to hire Amelie Mauresmo as coach. (Agency Photo)

Roger Federer (R) will face world number 77, the Bosnian born Marinko "Mad Dog" Matosevic. Matosevic caused a stir at Wimbledon this year when he criticised Andy Murray's decision to hire Amelie Mauresmo as coach. (Agency Photo)

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Novak Djokovic (L) has never played the world number 80 Diego Schwartzman (R) before. The Argentine is making his debut at the US Open having lost in qualifying in 2013. (Agency Photo)

Novak Djokovic (L) has never played the world number 80 Diego Schwartzman (R) before. The Argentine is making his debut at the US Open having lost in qualifying in 2013. (Agency Photo)

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