Laverne Cox reacts to fans mistaking her for Beyoncé at US Open

Laverne Cox was mistaken for Beyoncé at the US Open
Laverne Cox and (inset)… Laverne Cox (Photo: Shutterstock)

Lavene Cox was among those to attend the US Open tennis tournament in New York yesterday.

Cox was there to see the eagerly-anticipated first-round appearance from Serena Williams. The tennis legend has already said it will be her final year in the singles tournament.

Cox, wearing a face mask, cheered her on from the stands. One eager fan reposted a video clip but mistook Cox for another icon: Beyoncé.

That tweet quickly went viral, with most people amused by the mistake. Cox picked up on it herself and reshared it, indicating she found the whole thing funny.

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Williams won her match, and one Twitter user said Cox was the night’s second biggest winner, as the Beyoncé comparison was a true honor. Cox agreed.

The actress was also happy to correct those still unsure.

Cox also posted the tweet to Instagram, and said: “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. Enjoy!!!”


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Check out a few more tweets below.

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Williams beat Danka Kovinic to advance to the second round. After the match, the stadium crowd paid Williams a very special tribute after she was interviewed by Gayle King on the court. They held up signs spelling out “We ❤️ Serena.” You can watch the moment below.

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