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2012 BTB Awards: Favorite pictures

The BTB Awards are our look back at the best — and worst — of the tennis season. Today we open up the scrapbook to present 20 of the most iconic, poignant and downright funny pictures of the year. Everybody say cheese!

[2012 IN REVIEW: Report Card | Surprises | Meltdowns | Shots | Ranking the Slams | Quotes]

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Australian Open: No doubt the most memorable picture from 2012.  (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

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Maria Sharapova, Roland Garros: That's what a career Grand Slam looks like. (Claus Bergmann/Zumapress)

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Serena Williams, Wimbledon: The girl knows how to pose with a trophy. Only Serena. (Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images)

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Andy Murray, Olympics: This is the celebration we wanted to see from Murray, and we finally got it at the Olympics. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Andy Roddick, U.S. Open: He may have announced his retirement, but Roddick, as he tells his player's box after beating Fabio Fognini in the third round, wasn't done just yet. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Roddick, U.S. Open: Until he was. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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Gael Monfils: Obligatory picture of Air Monfils. It's gotta be the shoes. (Getty Images)

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Venus Williams: Don't try to lob Venus. Just don't. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Kim Clijsters and Bob Bryan, U.S. Open: One last chest bump for old time's sake. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Andy Murray and Laura Robson, Olympics: Tennis' resident Big Brother-Little Sister duo are an odd, but playful match. (Landov)

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Maria Sharapova: No picture caused more panic attacks than Sharapova's faux haircut. None. (Maria Sharapova/Facebook)

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Juan Martin del Potro: Madrid's blue clay may have been a bit of a disaster, but it did produce some of the most surreal pictures of the year. (Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

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David Ferrer, Paris: Finally! (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

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Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Monte Carlo: This is the year we were introduced to young Micaela Bryan, and our lives are better for it. (Getty Images)

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Stanislas Wawrinka, Australian Open: He was just trying to keep his balance. Yep. Let's go with that. (Landov)

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Roger Federer and Andy Murray, Wimbledon: The Wimbledon final in one picture. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Serena and Venus Williams, Olympics: It was a long road back. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

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Lucie Safarova (left), Andrea Hlavackova, Fed Cup: Call Me Maybe? (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)

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Novak Djokovic, China Open: What's a little Gangnam among friends? (Feng Li/Getty Images)

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Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova, Stuttgart: See you in 2013, y'all. (Zumapress)
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