Serena Williams And Drake Go 0-To-100 Real Quick
Unless you've been under a rock, or without a phone charger (basically the same thing), you've probably seen or heard about the viral photos of tennis champ Serena Williams and proud Canadian rapper Drake, coupled up in the drapery-adorned quarters of a Cincinnati-based Italian restaurant.
The relationship (or something resembling one) shouldn't be a total surprise: it's been building (or charging) up for several weeks now. In case, though, here's a social media timeline for those who may have missed out.
About seven weeks ago, Drake posted a snapshot of Serena and her sister, Venus Williams, entering into match play at Wimbledon. By then, there was faint talk of a Drake-Serena (re)union.
Later, Drake could be seen in the crowd, showing his patented brand of stoic moral support.
And he was also at Serena's news conference, sparking further questions. Serena deflected the attention by referring to him as "just like family."
Then, after Serena won the championship, the rapper formerly known as Aubrey Graham congratulated her on the win and her champion's appetite, apparently.
Fast forward a few weeks, and Serena associate, Val Vogt, could be seen on Serena's Instagram feed in Drake's OVO swag. This makes the connection a little more obvious, because your girl showing support for a dude is always good, right?
Even tennis pro and Serena bestie Caroline Wozniacki got in on the act, wearing an OVO shirt with Drake's now-famous "Charged Up" logo.
Back in Toronto, Drake was spotted playing table tennis with his "woes" at the Rogers Cup, where Serena lost in the semifinals. Surprisingly, he's got a pretty decent swing.
Finally, almost a week before the restaurant photos were posted, Serena showed off her new Air Jordan sneakers. And these aren't just any sneakers -- these are the special edition Air Jordan 10 Retro OVO (right) and Air Jordan 12 Retro OVO, only distributed between Drake's friends and family.
Thanks for the good times, Drake and Serena, this little social media scavenger hunt was fun. And as their love saga continues to unfold, we'll most likely be charged up watching Serena make history at the US Open with back-to-back wins.
Sandy Dover has contributed to ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network's "Nets Are Scorching" and "Knickerblogger" blogs. A multimedia producer, feature writer and correspondent, you can follow Sandy on Twitter @San_Dova.