Serena Williams denounces newspaper for wrongly publishing her sister’s photo

Serena Williams, however, received an apology. (AFP photo)

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.

  • Last update:March 03, 2022, 3:50 PM IST
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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.”

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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