U.S. Olympic tennis team

Tennis doesn’t usually get the big headlines at the Olympics, but this year will be different thanks to the Games’ venue: the hallowed greens of Wimbledon. The U.S. will have 12 players representing them in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, with a total of 15 medals up for grabs. –By Pauline Vu and Paul Rosales

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Nine

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Serena Williams of the USA looks on during her Ladies' Doubles third round match alongside sister Venus Williams against Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Six

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Venus Williams of the USA in action while playing with Serena Williams of the USA during their Ladies' Doubles second round match against Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Five

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Christina McHale of USA serves the ball during her Ladies' singles third round match against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Six

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Varvara Lepchenko of the USA in action during her Ladies' Singles third round match against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Toray Pan Pacific Open - Day 5

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 29: Liezel Huber (L) and Lisa Raymond of the United States talk in their doubles match against Chan Yung-Jan of Chinese Taipei and Julia Goerges of Germany during the day five of the Toray Pan Pacific Open at Ariake Colosseum on September 29, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Twelve

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams of the USA celebrate after their Ladies? Doubles final match against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Six

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Andy Roddick of the USA walks off court after being defeated in his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against David Ferrer of Spain on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Three

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Ryan Harrison of USA celebrates a point during his Gentlemen's Singles second round match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day One

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Donald Young of USA eyes the ball during his mens singles first round match against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan

Brothers Bob, and Mike Bryan, left, of US team react after defeating Roko Karanusic and Lovro Zovko of Croatian team in their Davis Cup quarterfinal doubles tennis match, in Porec, Croatia, Saturday, July 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Thirteen

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Mike Bryan (R) and Lisa Raymond of the USA hold up the winners trophy after winning their Mixed Doubles final against Elena Vesnina of Russia and Leander Paes of India on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

What to Read Next