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Soggy, wet start to the US Open Tennis Tournament

Ian Long, left center, and Janet Hawkins, right, both of Toronto, take shelter from the rain under plastic during the first round of play at the 2012 US Open Tennis tournament, Aug. 27.
Ian Long, left center, and Janet Hawkins, right, both of Toronto, take shelter from the rain under plastic during the first round of play at the 2012 US Open Tennis tournament, Aug. 27.Kathy Willens / AP
Fans seek shelter from heavy rain after play was suspended on the first day of the 2012 US Open Tennis Championship.
Fans seek shelter from heavy rain after play was suspended on the first day of the 2012 US Open Tennis Championship.Peter Foley / EPA

Ian Long, left center, and Janet Hawkins, right, both of Toronto, take shelter from the rain under plastic during the first round of play at the 2012 US Open Tennis tournament, Aug. 27.
Ian Long, left center, and Janet Hawkins, right, both of Toronto, take shelter from the rain under plastic during the first round of play at the 2012 US Open Tennis tournament, Aug. 27.Kathy Willens / AP

Rain falls on center court after play was suspended on the first day of the 2012 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Rain falls on center court after play was suspended on the first day of the 2012 US Open Tennis Championship at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.Larry W. Smith / EPA

Plastic bags seemed like sensible attire instead of tennis whites for those attending the opening day at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament in Flushing, New York today.

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