If Serena and Venus Williams aren’t tapped for Dancing With the Stars post-retirement, the powers that be are doing pop culture a serious disservice.
We got our first glimpse of Serena’s dancing chops in Lemonade, when the tennis star twerked her heart out to “Sorry” (the track that coined the phrase “Becky with the good hair”). In a rather humble interview with The New York Times, Serena attested, “[Beyoncé] told me that she just wants me to dance, like just be really free and just dance like nobody’s looking and go all out. So that wasn’t easy in the beginning, but then it got easier…” However, it turns out Serena’s been playing us all — she and her big sis, in addition to being tennis champs, are veteran (top-notch) stage performers.
For seven years running, the sisters have held a private tournament known as the Williams Invitational. Relatives, close friends and employees of Serena and Venus gather together to compete at tennis (the girls play lefty to keep things on a still-not-really even keel), ping pong, dodgeball and, best of all, dance. (more…)