Covid-19 delays renovation of iconic French Open tennis stadium

Organisers of this year’s French Open are in a race against time to get the revered clay courts ready ahead of the tournament’s start in September. Massive renovations to the Roland Garros stadium were delayed by Covid-19 and the tennis courts are currently little more than a construction site. FRANCE 24 reports.

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