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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Serena Williams and Venus Williams attend the 2021 AFI Fest Closing Night Premiere of Warner Bros. "King Richard" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2021 in Hollywood, California.

Serena Williams is calling out The New York Times for confusing her with her sister Venus Williams after writing an article on her venture capital firm, Serena Ventures.

Serena’s firm was featured in the print and online version of the paper after it was reported that it raised $111 million dollars, and according to Reuters, the “company has invested in fintechs Propel, Cointracker and edtech Masterclass.”

The picture mishap was in the print edition of the paper and was not featured in the online version but the mistake did not go unnoticed by the 23-Grand Slam champion: “No matter how far we come, we get reminded that it’s not enough,” Serena tweeted Wednesday (March 2). “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.”

The New York Times offered an apology and a reprint of the article with the corrected picture.

However, it did not stop the outpour of angry tweets in support of Serena by her fans. Take a look below:

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