Serena Williams Wins Olympic Gold, Crip Walks To Celebrate
Can you remember a time when Serena Williams wasn’t dominating the world of tennis? On Saturday, the international tennis queen captured the gold medal in the women’s singles final at the 2012 London Olympics.
Williams handily defeated her opponent, Maria Sharapova, in a 6-0, 6-1 match and won her third Olympic gold memento.
“It was awesome winning Wimbledon… I think it is the best feeling in the world,” said Serena. “And now winning the gold medal, I didn’t think it could get better, but you see how happy I am.”
Still, there are probably more people talking about her victory dance. After beating out Sharapova, Serena broke out into a very accurate Crip-walk. Responding to her jubilation, Serena told reporters: “It was just me. I love to dance. I didn’t know what else to do. I was so happy, and next thing I know I started dancing and moving. I didn’t plan it. It just happened.”
When asked the name of the dance, she declined on elaborating, perhaps not wanting to draw attention to its L.A. gang origins. “There is a name. But I don’t know if I – it’s inappropriate,” she said. “It’s just a dance we do in California.”
Watch Serena celebrate her win and pay homage to L.A. below. Maria Sharapova, you just got served.