French Open postponed by a week because of pandemic

The French Open tennis tournament will be delayed by one week because of the coronavirus pandemic

The postponement will have an impact on players’ preparations for the grass court season, with only two weeks now separating the French Open final and Wimbledon, which is scheduled for June 28-July 11.

Ugo Valensi, the executive Director of the Grand Slam board coordinating the four major tournaments, said the organization supports the French federation’s decision.

Last year’s French Open tournament was pushed back to September because of the health crisis, with crowds limited to 1,000 per day.

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