WhileSerena Williams continued to shock the world with her incredible play at the U.S. Open, TV announcers showed celebs who came out to support the G.O.A.T., including Gladys Knight — the only problem — broadcasters mistook the “Empress of Soul” for Dionne Warwick!
And, it was just as cringe as it sounds.
Mary Carillo and Chanda Rubin were behind the mic for ESPN … when during the third game of the first set, two women appeared on screen between points.
Chanda: Got some more stars … Mary: Gladys Knight … Chanda: Gladys Knight … Mary: Hello!
The problem … it wasn’t Knight, but 5-time Grammy Award winner and fellow legend, Dionne Warwick.
Shortly after the match, Chanda went to social media to explain what happened during the flub.
“Too bad I was initially looking at the court (where Auntie Gladys was in the stands) and not our program monitor that showed Ms. Dionne… mistake was immediately corrected.🤦🏽♀️,” the former player-turned-broadcaster clarified.
In fairness, Gladys was actually in the building … but she was seated in a different location.
It wasn’t the first time a star has been mistaken for another celeb during this year’s U.S. Open. During Serena’s first-round match, a short video posted online went viral after the poster confused actress and advocate Laverne Cox for Beyonce.