Errors like this are quite uncommon because the sisters are one of the two most recognised faces in tennis during the past 20 years. Roddick was undoubtedly shocked to see a major publication like People make such big error when they used a photo of Serena to report Venus' withdrawal from the Australian Open.
He pointed it out on Twitter writing:
"Who’s gonna tell them that’s not Venus?"
The husband of Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian was certainly equally stunned as he reacted in the comments: "ಠ_ಠ"
Tennis fans were quick to react in the comments as well:
"All these years, and they still getting the Williams sisters mixed up. They are shameful."
"It’s weird and bad that news orgs constantly mix up the Williams sisters. Also worrisome that for this to be published it has to go through many checks and steps, so multiple failures."