Preview to the US Open

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The US Open is underway on Monday, with Andy Murray bidding for his first Grand Slam title and Roger Federer looking for an historic sixth in a row.

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The women's draw is wide open, with the intriguing return of Kim Clijsters and a resurgent Maria Sharapova taking part.

Here's our guide to the main contenders and the essential facts from Flushing Meadows.