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Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka to win her fourth U.S. Open and 15th major title overall. Will she beat Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 major titles?

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Which U.S. Olympic athlete had the best showing at the Games of the XXX Olympiad?

Gabby Douglas won gold medals in both the all-around and team competitions in women's gymnastics, Kevin Durant set the record for most points (156) in an Olympic men's basketball tournament and Michael Phelps swam his way to becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time. But which member of Team USA had the greatest performance in London? Simply click on the photos to set your rankings!

2012 U.S. Olympians

Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Burroughs

Gold medal, men's wrestling

Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas

Two golds, women's gymnastics

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Gold medal, men's basketball

Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton

Gold medal, men's decathlon

Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix

Three golds, track and field

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan

Gold medal, women's soccer

Melissa Franklin

Melissa Franklin

Four golds, one bronze, swimming

LeBron James

LeBron James

Gold medal, men's basketball

Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte

Two gold, two silver, one bronze, swimming

Misty May-Treanor

Misty May-Treanor

Gold medal, women's beach volleyball

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

Four gold, two silver, swimming

Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman

Two golds, one bronze, women's gymnastics

Sanya Richards-Ross

Sanya Richards-Ross

Two golds, track and field

Alisson Schmitt

Alisson Schmitt

Three golds, one silver, one bronze, swimming

Hope Solo

Hope Solo

Gold medal, women's soccer

Rebecca Soni

Rebecca Soni

Two golds, one silver, swimming

Dana Vollmer

Dana Vollmer

Three golds, women's swimming

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Gold medal, women's beach volleyball

Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach

Gold medal, women's soccer

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Two golds, women's tennis

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Serena Williams lost in the first round of the French Open to unseeded Virginie Razzano of France, the first time she's gone out so early in any major in her long and distinguished career. Was this just a single loss or an example of a champion in decline?

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Serena Williams probably doesn't need the money gained from winning the U.S. Open anymore but if she continues to rack up fines for her conduct, it wouldn't hurt. The 13-time major winner was dinged for $2,000 for her verbal abuse of the chair umpire in Sunday's final against Samantha Stosur after being called for yelling during a point. Is Williams in danger of becoming more known for serving up drama rather than aces?


Right punishment?

Serena Williams avoided the dreaded "major event" tag by the USTA that would have significantly increased her fine.

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Did Serena lose to her temper?

Serena Williams gave full credit to Samantha Stosur after the match for playing her best game, but did Williams' temper give Stosur the opening she needed?

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Losing fans?

Once known for her punishing forehands and blistering serves, these days Williams is known as much for her verbal assaults on chair umpires at the U.S. Open.

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Do-over?

Serena Williams' interpretation of the rule was that the point should have been played again. Regardless of what the rule book says, what would you prefer to see?

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We're going to talk about civility. And if you don't like it, you can take that keyboard and shove it ... sorry, we got a little worked up.

Kanye West and Rep. Joe Wilson have made civility a hot topic in recent days, but the sports world can be plenty uncivil all on its own, thank you very much. Serena Williams went off on a lines person at the U.S. Open, Roger Federer dropped in a few choice words of his own in the men's final and Bills returner Leodis McKelvin found his lawn vandalized in the wake of a costly turnover against the Patriots Monday. Pouring a beer on Shane Victorino seems almost quaint.

Next on the agenda? Tennessee's visit to Florida, with almost 90 percent of voters convinced Urban Meyer will make the most of any opportunity to run up the score against Lane Kiffin. Would Meyer be adding to the list of wrongs or striking a blow for civility if he did?

Jesse111080

Wow! I realize that emotions can make people do regretful things, but to vandalize someone's property over a GAME is over the line. Football players are human too, and they have families and children. Maybe McKelvin deserves to be booed but not this. If you bet money on the game and lost and you're pissed enough to vandalize people's property over it, then maybe you shouldn't be betting on games. I have had my share of meltdowns over football(lol I'm a Jets fan!), but I would never take it that far.

-- Jesse111080
ottomason

Here it comes Tennessee. Here it comes. After all that trash talk by your head coach, you are now going to have to stand up and get punched in the face. This game was going to be a beat down before all of this happened but Kiffin gave the Gators one thing they didn't need in the first place, motivation. Say what you want, hope for all you're worth, pray all night. It won't mater on Saturday. When the Gators are beating you by 40 in the 4th quarter, the football is going to be thrown into the end zone over and over with the score climbing higher and higher. And while it's happening just rememeber one thing, you asked for it.

-- ottomason

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