Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most of any player in the Open Era and the second-most all-time behind Margaret Court. Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams are phenomenal sportswomen in Tennis.
The Williams sisters have been sports icons for decades, if not their whole lives, and while their economic endeavors are normally kept separate, The New York Times recently got them mixed up. Serena Williams’ startup capital firm, Serena Ventures, raised $111 million this week, according to Reuters.
“The company has invested in fintechs Propel, Cointracker and edtech Masterclass,” according to Reuters. The New York Times published an article on the disclosure, but instead of using a Serena Williams photo, they used one of Venus Williams. It didn’t go unnoticed by the Williams sisters’ younger sibling.
No matter how far we come, we get reminded that it’s not enough. This is why I raised $111M for @serenaventures. To support the founders who are overlooked by engrained systems woefully unaware of their biases. Because even I am overlooked. You can do better, @nytimes.
An explanation was provided by the New York Times Business Twitter account.
This was our mistake. It was due to an error when selecting photos for the print edition, and it did not appear online. A correction will appear in tomorrow’s paper.
Williams has dominated her entire career, winning more major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles than any other active player. It didn’t stop Williams’s followers from criticizing the publishing. Take a look at the tweets and fan reactions below.