The U.S. Open has been attracting many celebrities as they watch Serena Williams compete, in what is to be her last tennis tournament. However, there has been a lot of action taking place in the stands, as well as on the tennis court.
Wednesday night, legendary singer Dionne Warwick was spotted in the crowd during Serena’s match. However, the TV announcers that narrated during the match mistook her for another legendary singer…Gladys Knight.
According to TMZ, the announcers that were responsible for the mix-up were Mary Carillo and Chanda Rubin.
On Thursday, Dionne had a little fun with her response to the situation, as she used the song titles of Gladys’ classic hit “Mignight Train to Georgia,” and her classic hits “Walk On By,” and as well as Aretha Franklin’s “I Say A Little Prayer.”
Dionne tweeted, “Hi, I’m Gladys Knight… and instead of taking that midnight train to Georgia, I won’t walk on by but will say a little prayer for you.”
In a statement to TMZ, reps for Gladys Knight released a statement as she said,
“Dionne and I have been sisters for a long time and I hope she is as honored to be mistaken for me as I would be her. I’m sure it was an honest mistake. It was a blessing to be in the house to see Serena’s greatness.”
This isn’t the first time a mistaken identity has happened since the U.S. Open has began.
As previously reported, earlier this week, some fans thought actress Laverne Cox was Beyoncé as she cheered for Serena Williams while in the audience.
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94