French Open Delayed Due to COVID-19 - Voice of America

by voanews 04/08/2021

The French Open has been delayed by one week because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body of the tennis tournament said Thursday. The French Tennis Federation said first-round matches will now begin on May 30 instead of May 23 because of sharp spikes in coronavirus infections in France.  The postponement marks the second year in a row the French Open has been disrupted by the pandemic. The federation postponed last year’s tournament to September and limited daily attendance to 1,000 people. This year’s delay came as hospitals in France struggle to handle the surge in coronavirus cases


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