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French Open to allow up to 60 percent of seats to be filled for 2020 edition, say organisers
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French Open to allow up to 60 percent of seats to be filled for 2020 edition, say organisers

While a maximum of four spectators will be able to sit together on the main courts with an empty seat between two groups, the other courts will have an empty seat between two individuals.

Roland Garros 2020: Tournament to be held with fans, tickets to go on sale late June or early July, says French federation president
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Roland Garros 2020: Tournament to be held with fans, tickets to go on sale late June or early July, says French federation president

Roland Garros, unlike its US counterpart, will be held with fans when it takes place from 27 September - 11 October, the head of the French tennis federation (FFT) said on Wednesday.

Rescheduled French Open to begin one week later than initially proposed date, say organisers
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Rescheduled French Open to begin one week later than initially proposed date, say organisers

An FFT statement said it had consulted with the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation (ITF) to allow the French Open showpiece the benefit of an extra week.

Coronavirus Outbreak: French tennis federation to launch $38 million relief plan to aid clubs, tournaments and players
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Coronavirus Outbreak: French tennis federation to launch $38 million relief plan to aid clubs, tournaments and players

Some 21 million euros will be dedicated to the French clubs, nine million will go to the 142 tennis, chair tennis, paddle and beach tennis players outside the top 100, as well as officials and tournaments that had to be cancelled amid the COVID-19 crisis, FFT president Bernard Giudicelli told reporters

Coronavirus Outbreak: Roland Garros may be held without fans, hints French Tennis Federation president
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Roland Garros may be held without fans, hints French Tennis Federation president

The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held 24 May - 7 June, but was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled for 20 September - 4 October.

Coronavirus pandemic: Roland Garros’ decision to reschedule claycourt Major smacks of miscommunication and short-sightedness
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Coronavirus pandemic: Roland Garros’ decision to reschedule claycourt Major smacks of miscommunication and short-sightedness

It is hard not to think that Roland Garros were just trying to flex their muscle by unilaterally rescheduling their tournament to September. And the game of one-upmanship that the move has prompted is a sorry indictment of their short-sightedness.

Roland Garros organisers say cancelling slam was 'unthinkable' after copping criticism over postponement
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Roland Garros organisers say cancelling slam was 'unthinkable' after copping criticism over postponement

French tennis federation president Bernard Giudicelli said, 'For us it was unthinkable (to cancel), the only thing we had in mind was the interest of the tournament and of the players.'

WTA to offer increased rankings protection for mothers returning to tour after giving birth, reports British media
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WTA to offer increased rankings protection for mothers returning to tour after giving birth, reports British media

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) will offer greater protection to the rankings of mothers returning to the tour after giving birth, British media reported on Thursday.

US Open 2018: Alize Cornet's sexism row in Grand Slam event indicates that gender inequality still persists in sport
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US Open 2018: Alize Cornet's sexism row in Grand Slam event indicates that gender inequality still persists in sport

As well as the sport of tennis has done well in the bigger gestures of equality, like naming the biggest Grand Slam complex after Billie Jean King and offering equal prize money to women (after much resistance and revolt), it’s the ‘smaller’ gestures of inequality that are shackling it.

US Open 2018:  Wrong to warn Alize Cornet over shirt change, admit Grand Slam chiefs amidst growing sexism row
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US Open 2018: Wrong to warn Alize Cornet over shirt change, admit Grand Slam chiefs amidst growing sexism row

Alize Cornet slipped off her shirt, revealing a black sports bra, after realising she had put it on back-to-front while off court during a 10-minute heat break before the third set of her first round defeat against Sweden's Johanna Larsson on Tuesday.

US Open 2018: Rafael Nadal backs Roland Garros' new dress policy after Serena Williams' 'catsuit' row
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US Open 2018: Rafael Nadal backs Roland Garros' new dress policy after Serena Williams' 'catsuit' row

French Tennis Federation president Bernard Giudicelli created an uproar when he said in comments reported in the French media that some outfits, such as Serena Williams' "Black Panther" catsuit, wouldn't be allowed.

French Open Tennis Federation to ban Serena Williams' 'Black Panther' catsuit that she wore in 2018 edition
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French Open Tennis Federation to ban Serena Williams' 'Black Panther' catsuit that she wore in 2018 edition

Serena Williams stunned Paris this year in her body-hugging outfit which she said was inspired by the 'Black Panther' movie and made her feel like a 'warrior princess'.

Former World No 1 Amelie Mauresmo becomes first woman captain of France's Davis Cup team
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Former World No 1 Amelie Mauresmo becomes first woman captain of France's Davis Cup team

Mauresmo, who turns 39 on 5 July, was captain of the Fed Cup team in 2015 and 2016, and led them from the second division to the final of the competition, which they lost to the Czech Republic in Strasbourg.

French Open 2017: Bernard Giudicelli slams countrymen's underwhelming performances
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French Open 2017: Bernard Giudicelli slams countrymen's underwhelming performances

French federation president Bernard Giudicelli has hit out at the country's male players after their disappointing run at Roland Garros.

French Open 2017: Paul-Henri Mathieu hits out at FFT boss after being denied wildcard
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French Open 2017: Paul-Henri Mathieu hits out at FFT boss after being denied wildcard

French federation president Bernard Giudicelli also denied two-time champion Maria Sharapova a wildcard after she returned from a doping ban.

French Open justified in denying wildcard to Maria Sharapova; she needs to fight her way back up
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French Open justified in denying wildcard to Maria Sharapova; she needs to fight her way back up

The French Open and its leaders deserve credit for doing the sport a service, in resisting the urge to issue a wildcard to Maria Sharapova.