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Photos: Best of the China Open

Rafael Nadal Fans watch Rafael Nadal change after his quarterfinal victory at the China Open. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

The world No. 1s dominated the 10th edition of the China Open last week.

Serena Williams didn't drop a set in six matches on her way to her 10th title of the year and 56th of her career. Novak Djokovic lost only one set, and on his last day in the top spot, he defeated the ATP's new top-ranked player, Rafael Nadal, 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic, who lost only six points on serve against Nadal in the final, improved to 19-0 with four titles at the China Open

Here are some of our favorite pictures from the Beijing tournament.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams: This was during her opening-round match. Intensity knows not the day of the week. (Andy Wong/AP)

Andrea Petkovic

Andrea Petkovic: The shadows on Center Court were tough for the players but a boon for the photographers. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova: Sorry, Sveta. Your toss has nothing on Serena's fantastic racket smash or Richard Gasquet's long-range flip. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Serena Williams

Serena Williams and Liezel Huber: The Fed Cup teammates shared a moment after Serena pegged Huber during their first-round doubles match. No hard feelings. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Jarkko Nieminen

Jarkko Nieminen: I'm no tennis coach, but I'm thinking there's a better way to do that. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

Agnieszka Radwanska

Agnieszka Radwanska: Aga took a shot from Serena and lived to tell the tale. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Jelena Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic: Oh, Jelena. (Mark Ralston/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic: Apparently he's doing his famous impressions during matches now. This is obviously his Michael Jackson. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Serena Williams

Serena Williams: Power. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal: Defense. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Serena Williams

Serena Williams: Pose. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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