By Allie Dosmann | July 02, 2018, 12:47 p.m. (ET)
Serena Williams waves to the crowd following her first-round victory at Wimbledon on July 2, 2018 in London.


Team USA athletes do a lot in a week. In case you missed any of it, here's a glimpse at our takeaways from the last seven days.

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1. Shelby Houlihan is a boss – and only the second woman to be crowned national champion in the 1,500-meter and 5,000-meter at track nationals.

2. The body of an Olympic athlete is like a well-oiled machine. And you can see many of them in this year's Body Issue.

3. There were plenty of great photo ops at this year's USATF Outdoor Championships.

4. For tennis fans, it's the most wonderful time of the year: Wimbledon.

5. Serena Williams is back after suffering a pectoral injury that caused her to withdraw from the French Open.

6. And everyone on Team USA missed her.

7. Buenos Aires is going to host one heck of a Youth Olympic Games, and there's less than 100 days to go.

8. Two days too long, to be honest.

11. The first Team USA paratriathlete resident athlete program is here, and it is already leading to medal finishes.

12. World champion Nathan Chen is back for the figure skating grand prix - and he'll be balancing competition with his first semester at Yale.

13. Gracie Gold is returning to competitive ice as well for the first time since January 2017.

14. We are only one year away from Alex Rigsby’s wedding.

15. Team USA was more than happy to celebrate #OlympicDay.

16. Jessica Long and Bubba Watson have 2020 on the mind.

17. That's three straight Diamond League W's for Ronnie Baker.

18. Sam Kendricks is No. 1 in the world, and he keeps on raising the bar.

19. USA Volleyball is now the only team to have won the women's FIVB Volleyball Nations League title, taking home the title over Turkey in the tournament’s inaugural year.

20. And nothing compares to that victory feeling.