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London Olympics 2012: Serena Williams Favorite To Win Gold For Team USA

After losing in the first round of the 2012 French Open in late May, Serena Williams looked entirely defeated and broken down. Now less than two months since the loss, Williams has risen to the top of the tennis world, winning the 2012 Championships at Wimbledon.

That win has earned the Florida resident the honor of being the favorite to win gold in women's tennis at the 2012 Olympics in London. Via, Williams earned the top spot, just ahead of Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka.

The player that Williams defeated in the Wimbledon final, Agnieszka Radwanska, earned the fifth spot on the odds rankings.

Conveniently for Williams, the play in the tennis competition at the Olympics will take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club where the Wimbledon Championships are also held.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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