New York (Agencies): The number of fans allowed into the French Open has been cut to 1,000 per day after new coronavirus restrictions were imposed by the French government. The French Tennis Federation said it “deeply regrets” the new restrictions.
The clay-court Grand Slam, which starts on Sunday, had originally been set to welcome around 11,500 fans each day before that number was cut to 5,000 last week amid rising Covid-19 cases. The event is usually in May-June but was postponed because of the pandemic. Around 35,000 fans usually attend Roland Garros – a 12-hectare site with 16 courts – every day in the first week.