Mistakes etched on French Open Trophy to be rectified

Last Updated: Jun 09 2019 19:09
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TENNIS- On Saturday, Australian Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian since 1973 to win the French Open title but the winner’s trophy mentioned another Aussie who claimed the title in 1976.

According to the etchings on the trophy, Sue Barker won the title in 1976. Barker indeed won the title that year but she is a Briton and not an Australian.

It is not the only error on the trophy as under Barker comes 1977 champion Mima Jausovec, whose name is mis-spelt Jausevec.

French Open organizers have assured that the mistake would soon be fixed.