as informed in US beat Germany in Fed Cup tie marred by anthem gaffeLOS ANGELES: CoCo Vandeweghe defeated Andrea Petkovic Sunday to deliver the killing blow in a nightmare Fed Cup tie for Germany that had kicked off with a first-day national anthem gaffe.
“The USTA extends a sincere apology to the German Fed Cup team & fans 4 the outdated National Anthem,” the US Tennis Association tweeted.
Petkovic, a 12-time Fed Cup singles winner, lost to Alison Riske 7-6 (12/10), 6-2 in Saturday’s only completed match.
But it is the worst thing which happened to me in my Fed Cup life ever.”SPECIAL MOMENT RUINEDGermany captain Barbara Rittner said she had even pondered snatching the microphone from the singer.
Petkovic was up again on Sunday with the tie on the line, taking on shock Australian Open semi-finalist Vandeweghe.
as informed in (EPA/Bruce Ormori)The United States Tennis Association apologized after playing a Nazi-era version of Germany’s national anthem before a Fed Cup match Saturday between the two countries.
“The USTA extends its sincerest apologies to the German Fed Cup team and all of its fans for the performance of an outdated national anthem prior to today’s Fed Cup competition,” the tennis body said in a statement.
pic.twitter.com/4LyG3ACe5u — USTA (@usta) February 11, 2017While the anthem was being performed, German players tried to sing the usual verse over it.
This mistake will not occur again, and the correct anthem will be performed for the remainder of this first-round tie.”The USTA extends a sincere apology to the German Fed Cup team & fans 4 the outdated National Anthem.
In 1952, “Deutschlandlied” became the official anthem of West Germany, but only with the third verse sung, and that held through the reunification with East Germany, which had used a different anthem.
as informed in The USTA tweeted its apologies, saying “The USTA extends a sincere apology to the German Fed Cup team & fans 4 the outdated National Anthem.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany’s national anthem during a Fed Cup tie in Hawaii.
“Our American hosts at the Fed Cup opening in Hawaii made a mistake that should not happen,” Klaus said in a statement.
“The USTA through its president Katrina Adams has apologised officially in writing and in person and deeply regrets the blunder.”
The version played included the first stanza, beginning “Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles,” which was used as Nazi propaganda.