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Is Maria Sharapova's patriotism authentic?

Updated: August 3, 2012, 3:29 PM ET
By Peter Bodo

OK, I'll ask the question straight up: Is anyone else getting a little tired of Maria Sharapova at these Olympic Games? Ordinarily as cool as a Hitchcock blonde (at least when she's not uttering that war cry with which she punctuates every shot, much to the annoyance of pretty much everyone), she's been visibly and volcanically emotional this past week at the tennis event at Wimbledon.

Here's Sharapova, who's seeded No. 3 at these Games, and who has reached the final against Serena Williams, ...

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