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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. One German player said of the gaffe, “I've never felt more disrespected in my whole ... - -
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PARIS: Defending champions Czech Republic as well as Switzerland and Belarus reached the Fed Cup semi-finals on Sunday (Feb 12) but the tournament reeled following a gaffe over the German national anthem and accusations of gamesmanship. - -
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Venus Williams, who lost to Serena in the Australian Open final, will not participate. (AP). WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Angelique Kerber will sit out the first-round Fed Cup matches between the United States and ...
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The Association apologized in a statement but didn't explain how the mix-up happened. "The USTA extends its sincerest apologies to the German Fed Cup team and all of its fans for the performance of an outdated national anthem prior to (Saturday's)  ...
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Before the start of a replay match in the Fed Cup women's tournament in Maui, Hawaii, on Saturday, the U.S. Tennis Association played the Nazi-era version of the German national anthem — an oversight that immediately drew criticism from the German
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“It was an absolute outrage and affront, the lowest,” Andrea Petkovic, the thoughtful and outspoken tennis German star said later. “It was by some way the worst thing that's happened to me, especially in the Fed Cup.” “I thought it was the epitome of
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Los Angeles - Shock Australian Open semi-finalist Coco Vandeweghe will lead the 17-time champion United States against Germany in a Fed Cup quarter-final showdown starting on Saturday in Lahaina, Hawaii. Vandeweghe, ranked 20th, will face ...
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The USTA has apologized to Germany for performing the antiquated first verse of that country's national anthem—the “Deutschland, Deutschland Über Alles” one, last used by the Nazis—before yesterday's Fed Cup match between German Andrea Petkovic ...
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“It was an absolute outrage and affront, the lowest,” Andrea Petkovic, the thoughtful and outspoken tennis German star said later. “It was by some way the worst thing that's happened to me, especially in the Fed Cup.” “I thought it was the epitome of
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(CNN) - The US Tennis Association has apologized to the German Fed Cup team for playing the Nazi-era national anthem ahead of a replay match in the women's tournament. Instead of the current version of the anthem, a singer performed verses of "Das ...
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“I had a long talk with (German Fed Cup captain) Barbara Rittner and the decision was very, very tough for me,” Kerber told the German media before the Australian Open of her decision to skip the tie. “It is too difficult with the schedule, because I'm
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The 23-year-old will face reigning champion Roberta Vinci in the last eight, with the Italian securing a 6-4 6-4 victory over Germany's Andrea Petkovic. Elena Vesnina ensured home representation in the quarter-finals, in which the Russian will face
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To me, this is a seismic shift in tennis given the loyalty to Uncle Toni that Rafa has always shown. However ..... This week's reader riff comes from a Hawaiian fan who shares impressions of the U.S./Germany Fed Cup tie and requests anonymity: I hope
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Many wonder if the US will maintain their leadership over Germany, but looking at their record of 17 Fed Cup titles won, it's becoming evident that the US has strong enough experience and talents to create a good duel with Germany who isn't exactly a ...
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1 doubles player and 2017 Australian Open women's doubles champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands will represent the U.S. in the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round against Germany. ... Tennis Channel will present daily coverage.