American tennis superstar Serena Williams called New York Times after the newspaper mistakenly published a photo of her sister Venus alongside a report on the premiere’s venture capital firm. The story was about ‘Serena Ventures’ raising over $100 million and the post not only used a photo of Venus for it but also mistakenly captioned it as Serena Williams.
In a tweet where she shared an image from the aforementioned story, Serena, 40, wrote, “No matter how far we get, we’re reminded that it’s not enough. That’s why I have raised $111 million for @serenaventures. To support founders who are neglected by ingrained systems woefully unaware of their biases. Because even I am forgotten. You can do better, @nytimes.”
No matter how far we’ve come, we’re reminded that it’s not enough. That’s why I raised $111 million for @serenaventures. To support founders who are overlooked by entrenched systems woefully unaware of their biases. Because even I am forgotten. You can do better, @NYTimes. pic.twitter.com/hvfCl5WUoz— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) March 2, 2022
NYT but apologized for the mistake.
“It was our mistake. This was due to an error selecting the photos for the print edition, and it was not appearing online. A correction will appear in tomorrow’s newspaper,” read a tweet from NYT. Business in response to Serena’s post that went viral.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview, 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena opened up about her legacy. “[My legacy is] something I don’t think about and don’t want. I don’t want to think about what I’m leaving,” Williams said in an interview with the fashion magazine. Harper’s Bazaar.
“I just think about who I am every day behind closed doors and behind cameras. And that’s what I focus on,” she added.
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