US FLAG MAKES A STATEMENT

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Associated Press

Posted on August 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 4 at 2:31 PM

Was it nature's way of messing with the royals? A statement about who truly rules at Wimbledon?

As Serena Williams stood atop the medal podium, her career Golden Slam complete thanks to an Olympic rout, the wind on Centre Court blew the U.S. flag off its pole midway through the national anthem.

And Old Glory came to rest in front of the Royal Box.

"It was probably flying to come hug me because the flag was so happy," said Williams.

Wonder if the royals were amused.

— Steven Wine — Twitter http://twitter.com/Steve_Wine

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