Serena Williams recently competed in the US Open for the final time before retiring before turning 40. More recently, during a major tennis event, many fans assumed Beyoncé was in the crowd cheering on her good friend, but it turned out to be a different celebrity; who could this be?
Uproxx said a slew of celebrities descended on the sporting event to witness a historic match before the tennis superstar walked off the court and hung up her racket.
Queen Latifah, Mike Tyson, Anthony Anderson, and other celebrities were in attendance.
One audience member stood out and became a trending topic on Twitter, as many people mistook her for Beyoncé.
The celebrity turned out to be Laverne Cox, who addressed the situation on her official Instagram account in a hilarious manner.
The actress shared amusing memes and screenshots of tweets about her.
She captioned it:
“Not me getting mistaken for @Beyonce at the #USOpen tonight then trending on Twitter as the internet cackles over the mistaken identity. These tweets are funny as hell.”
Cox was mistaken for the “Renaissance” singer due to her facemask covering the other half of her face.
The actress wore a curly hairstyle, gloves, and a full-on black ensemble that resembled Beyoncé’s style.
Many fans were initially convinced that the global superstar had attended the match after sharing numerous tweets about it.
One fan even shared how her father was “pissed” after failing to purchase tickets to the US Open only to discover that the singer was also attending.
Cox did not fool everyone, as many people recognized her on social media as soon as they saw her on television.
Beyoncé has yet to comment on the situation as of this writing.
Serena Williams spoke to Gayle King about her decision to retire as she finished her first match at the US Open, which she won against Danka Kovinic.
She stated that it was difficult for her because she is very passionate about playing the sport she enjoys.
“Sometimes it’s harder to walk away than not. I was just like, all right, now’s the time. I have my family.”