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Serena Williams speaks after the New York Times published an article about her with a picture of her sister Venus

Serena Williams speaks after the New York Times published an article about her with a picture of her sister Venus

Tennis star Serena Williams speaks up after the New York Times ran an article about her but mistakenly used a photo of her sister, Venus Williams. The Times has since apologized.

The article, published in the March 2 print edition of The Times, discusses Serena’s latest venture capital fund aimed at supporting ideas from diverse creators. Titled “Tennis Star’s Venture Raised $111 Million” condition A print appeared with a photo of Venus Williams erroneously labeled as Serena.

“No matter how far we come, we are reminded that this is not enough. That is why I raised $111 million for it Tweet embedTo support founders who are ignored by ingrained systems unaware of their biases,” Williams wrote in a Twitter post on Wednesday. Because even I am being ignored. you can do better, Tweet embed . “

AFI Premiere of King Richard, starring Will Smith, as Richard Williams, father of Venus and Serena Williams, tennis champions
Serena Williams and Venus Williams on the red carpet for the ‘King Richard’ premiere at the 2021 AFI Film Festival on November 14, 2021.

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“This Was Our Fault,” New York Times Business Account chirp Wednesday. “It was due to an error when selecting the images for the print edition, and they did not appear online. A correction will appear in tomorrow’s paper.”

The New York Times did not immediately respond to CBS News’ request for comment.

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