Monday, August 6, 2012

Serena Williams C-Walks on the Tennis Court

Coming straight outta Compton!
Serena Williams' showed her LA-based roots after winning her first singles gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Sure, Serena isn't really a Crip but her victory dance after scoring the medal sparked controversy. The C-Walk aka Crip Walk is a dance developed by the L.A. street-gang, Crips.

And there was Serena — the tennis legend, the winner of 14 individual Grand Slams, the best player of her generation, the American girl being crowned at the All-England Club as the queen of tennis — Crip-Walking all over the most lily-white place in the world.
She didn’t do it on purpose. It was a moment of unbridled joy. She pumped her fist, jumped up and down, looked into the crowd, then did her ill-timed dance.
You couldn’t help but shake your head. It was as if Serena just couldn’t seem to avoid dipping
into waters of controversy even as she’d ascended to the top of her sport.

Neither Serena, nor Venus have never been shy about their lives back in Compton. They used to practice on tennis courts back home, which had potholes and sometimes a missing net. Both Williams' sisters say that Compton was a hard neighborhood growing up in and credit tennis for helping them get out of there.

It seems that Serena was just really excited about her victory and just couldn't contain herself, but maybe next time she should just to The Dougie.

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