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Williams Sisters Win Gold in Doubles, Skip Crip Walk

  • (Photo: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
    Serena Williams and Venus Williams (L) of the U.S. celebrate after defeating Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the women's doubles tennis gold medal match at the All England More...
August 6, 2012|11:06 am

Serena and Venus Williams were victorious again in the women's doubles final at the Olympic Games in London on Sunday, taking home another gold medal for Team USA.

The powerful sisters surprised fans when they did not perform any celebratory dance routines after their big win.

Twitter users anxiously anticipated the sisters' celebrations as a result of Serena Williams' display the day before. The athlete stirred controversy by performing a small dance of the crip walk during the singles final against Maria Sharapova on Saturday.

While the Williams' sisters yelled, hugged, and acknowledged the crowd Sunday, there was no crip walk.

"I was looking forward to see crip walk dance from Serena #disappointed," wrote Kudzi on the social media site.

After winning the gold in the singles final, Serena performed the crip walk for a few seconds on Saturday, setting Twitter ablaze with comments.

"Did serena williams jus do the crip walk lol ayyyeee," wrote Nelson.

"Serena Williams won and did the crip walk," exclaimed Twitter user Giavanni.

Tommy noted, "Serena Williams crip walk has a bunch people out of shape."

Moreover, the athlete's brief dance was posted on YouTube where it accumulated thousands of views in just hours.

The crip walk is similar to the "V Stepback" and originated in the 1970's by Crip gang members from Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles, Calif. where the Williams sisters were raised.

While some tennis fans praised the dance, others criticized the crip walk as an homage to gang members, and therefore a negative message.

"I didn't know what to do, I was so happy," Williams explained of the crip walk, according to USA Today. "I didn't plan it; it just happened. It's a big moment. It's a big moment."

Many fans defended Williams, explaining that the gold medalist was simply overcome with happiness.

"She didn't do it on purpose," reported Fox Sports. "It was a moment of unbridled joy. She pumped her fist, jumped up and down, looked into the crown, then did her ill-time dance."

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