Sunday September 4th, 2011

Celebrations are fun. And so is ranking them. So check out our top 5 U.S. Open celebrations of the first week and sound off in the comments with your favorite.

1. Andrea Petkovic d. Roberta Vinci: She's the resident post-match dancer and Petko hasn't disappointed. She debuted the "Booty Shake" in 2010. New for 2011, the "Pop and Lock." (See the dance at the 1:44 mark)

2. Donald Young d. Stanislas Wawrinka: DY broke out every celebration in the book after he outlasted Wawrinka on Friday. He even threw in an homage to Lil' Wayne with his pants falling down. But the most gansta move?  Get. That. Dirt off your shoulder.

3. Novak Djokovic d. Nikolay Davydenko: You get the sense that Nole's just so flat-out bored these days (you would be too if you were winning this easily) that he has to do new things just to keep things fresh. After beating Davydenko in straight sets on Saturday night, Nole decided to do a very awkward funky chicken thing. Might want to keep this one in the bag, Nole.

4. Andy Murray d. Robin Haase: How do you celebrate a five-set win in which you played horribly and beat someone ranked 37 places below you? By jumping up in the air and fist-pumping like you won your first Slam, obviously. Oh, Andy. Never change. (Celebration at 1:40 mark)

5. Serena Williams d. Victoria Azarenka: Sometimes the best celebration is no celebration at all. If there was ever a post-match reaction that conveyed "no big deal," of course it would come from Serena, who had to fight off a game Azarenka on Saturday. After a second set of blistering tennis (best set of tennis of the year?), Serena finally closed it out 8-6 in the tiebreak. Her reaction? "Never in doubt." It's scary 'cause it's true.

[youtube] Honorable mention: Ana Ivanovic's jump and twirl after this rally against Sloane Stephens, and Djokovic's reaction to this epic point against Carlos Berlocq.

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