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Swedish tennis star Cornelia Lister uses wrong flag to represent India, fans respond on Twitter

Dhruv George
1.44K   //    22 Nov 2017, 14:26 IST

Cornelia Lister
Cornelia Lister

What's the story?

The L&T Mumbai Open began on Tuesday and to welcome all the players to the city, a pre-event party was thrown. One of the players, Cornelia Lister, was one of the attendees at the party.

She later tweeted a photograph of herself in a saree posing at the Gateway of India. However, eagle-eyed users may notice that in her post, she used the wrong flag to represent India.

A few users pointed out the error in response to the tweet.

In case you didn't know

The 23-year old-turned pro in 2012 and she mainly competes on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tour. So far, she has four doubles titles under her belt and has reached a career-best ranking of 428 in singles and 295 in doubles.

The heart of the matter

Lister is in the doubles draw at the Mumbai Open and is paired up alongside Arina Rodionova. They will be facing off against the duo of Eva Waccano and Yanina Wickmayer.


Meanwhile, on the Indian front, in the singles draw, Karman Thandi, Zeel Desai and Rutuja Bhosale lost their respective matches. Their only hope is Ankita Raina who will face Veronika Kudermetova next.

In the doubles draw, the pairing of Riya Bhatia and Natasha Palha lost to Oksana Kalashnikova and Veronika Kudermetova, while Rutuja Bhosale and Ankita Raina lost to Victoria Rodriguez and Bibiane Schoofs. The pairing of Prarthana Thombare and her Japanese partner Hiroko Kuwata lost were defeated by Julia Glushko and Priscilla Hon.

The only bright spot was the Indian duo of Karman Thandi and Pranjala Yadlapalli, who will next face Dalila Jakupovic and Irina Khromacheva.

What's next?

Judging by Lister's Twitter feed, nobody seems to have noticed the error in her tweet and everything is hunky-dory. But the seas of the internet usually do not stay calm for long.

Sportskeeda's take

It is slightly disappointing to see a player mixing up flags but it appears to be a genuine mistake from her end.

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