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US Tennis Association apologise after a Nazi-era national anthem was accidentally sung before Federation Cup match against Germany stat : The Sun

as mentioned in The American beat her opponent in two sets 7-6 6-2 to record her first ever Fed Cup win.
We apologize to the German Fed Cup team and their fans.”
Red faces at Fed Cup Tennis as Germany’s Nazi-era national anthem played at matchThat anthem was ditched after 1945 as it was used under the Weimar Republic from the 1920s and has the opening lines of ‘Germany, Germany above all else’.
We have nothing but respect for the German team and obviously that will not happen again.”
America faced the European’s in Hawaii, and they caused outrage among among fans and from the German team after the soloist belted out the wrong verses.

US Tennis Association apologise after a Nazi-era national anthem was accidentally sung before Federation Cup match against Germany

according to “The USTA extends its sincerest apologies to the German Fed Cup team and all of its fans for the performance of an outdated national anthem prior to today’s Fed Cup competition,” it said.
German team coach Barbara Ritter added her condemnation of the incident to Petkovic’s strong words.
Hearing the national anthem at the Fed cup is a holy moment.”
“It’s 2017 – something like this simply should not happen in the United States,” she added.
The German team and around 20 fans attempted to sing the correct words, “Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit” (“Unity and justice and freedom”), over the amplified taboo verse.

US Tennis Association apologizes for playing incorrect German anthem

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