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My African Australian friend got mistaken for Venus by autograph hunters!

My African Australian friend just posted from Rod Laver Arena that she had been pursued by people wanting photos and autographs from people thinking she was Venus!

Have any of you ever been mistaken for a tennis legend?
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Does she even look similar to Venus?

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I hope your friend at least looks like Vee and isn't just dark skinned. That would be rude.
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I get mistaken for Kournikova all the time

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Re: My African Australian friend got mistaken for Venus by autograph hunters!

She's tall and slim and has a similar skin colour but that's about it. I can't see any facial resemblance, so it's kind of ridiculous! Plus she's got a very strong Aussie accent!!!
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I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.

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I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.
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I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.
And they forget to know that the land those criminals from Britain occupy belong to
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It makes me laugh when someone is a criminal and racist at the same time.
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She's tall and slim and has a similar skin colour but that's about it. I can't see any facial resemblance, so it's kind of ridiculous! Plus she's got a very strong Aussie accent!!!
That's the secret to getting her max fan support down under! Aussie Kim, meet Aussie Vee.

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This remembers me of the "I am from Michigan" Joke from Mean Girls

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Have any of you ever been mistaken for a tennis legend?
No, but at Miami a couple of years ago a guy and his girlfriend kept pestering me for an autograph and a picture. I thought they were nuts but they swore up and down they thought I was Andrew McCarthy. I (think) I finally convinced them I wasn't, but they wanted to play a gag on their buddy over in the stadium, so they called them on his cell and told him guess who they were sitting next to on court 1 yada yada yada and get his ass over there, etc. So when he came over we gave him this big bullshit story about how I was in town for a movie shoot and just wanted to take in some of the the SEO since I loved tennis. I think he actually bought it.

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I have not had anyone mistake me for a tennis player. I am a singer & I have had several people ask me for my autograph.

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I find this hard to believe, because all Australians hate Venus and black people.
you're trying waaay too hard.

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People tell me that I look like Sampras

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