Serena Williams Crip Walks After Winning Gold in Olympics (Video)

Following Serena Williams’ dominant match on Saturday against Maria Sharapova (6-0, 6-1) in the Olympics women’s singles tennis event, Williams decided to do a little Crip Walking post-match.

Of course there were some reactions to the highlight of the match and Serena becoming the second woman to complete the career Golden Slam (winning the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open, plus Olympic singles gold).

Later today, Serena and Venus Williams play in the women’s doubles semifinals.  Here’s a link so we can all learn and do this dance with the Williams sisters after they, hopefully, win gold in that event.

[GIF via SBNation] [Serena Crip walk remix video]

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  1. ljrich

    August 4, 2012 at

    i think that this is called a “Happy Dance” for a brilliant achievment.

  2. Art

    August 4, 2012 at

    “cripwalk”… really, that is about the most racist thing I have ever read. If she were white or asian what would it be then? Cracker dance?, slant eye jig?
    Invoking the name of a deadly LA based drug and violence gang to be cute, not cool.

    • anony

      August 4, 2012 at

      you are a retard

    • marky

      August 5, 2012 at

      A shame to the blacks just like Obama is. WOW is this what you people are only capable of? Can any of you act Human? Disrespectful little B_tch!

      • Katharine Jones

        August 10, 2012 at

        Oh shut the hell up, you are the one sounding like a little B_tch! It is a freaking dance that she did after she WON a gold medal. The fact of the matter is that you are really upset that she won, NOT the dance. Pathetic!

  3. Brad Jones

    August 4, 2012 at

    It is a dance that is called Crip Walking and that is what she did and that is what was reported. Nothing racist here.

  4. Adam

    August 4, 2012 at

    What an embarrassment. And Art, you idiot, that dance was created by the crip LA street gang, hence the name “cripwalk.” It’s something ignorant black youths do to “rep their set” (gang) and it typically incites violence. The dance got inexplicably popularized in the early 2000’s by idiot rappers that represent much of what is wrong with contemporary popular culture. That’s why it’s quite embarrassing to see Serena Williams representing herself and the USA in such a childish way.

    • Adam

      August 4, 2012 at

      One what do you know 2- this woman is a multi-$$$ million $$$ Corportion this was the crip walk – am Ivy league grad – but still get racist like you trying to put us back like Serna were we began – i am pround of my roots NO Crip walk -

      • pklMMA

        October 22, 2012 at

        “Serna” you learned that at your Ivy League School???
        Nah….I’m just kidding.
        Lots of stupid comments on here! (not talking abt you )

  5. doug

    August 4, 2012 at


  6. DebiDeb

    August 4, 2012 at

    People find racism in anything, thats why this country is going to crap now…its just a freaking dance …

  7. papetaj

    August 4, 2012 at

    i said to my mother check out Serena doing the crip walk its just the name of the dance thats it thats all

  8. Steve

    August 4, 2012 at

    Well, whatever dance it is, it sucks.

  9. Alex Friedman

    August 9, 2012 at

    I think we are digging too deep into this dance. Here’s Fox’s response: “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.”

    “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.”

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