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French Open postponed by a week because of COVID-19 pandemic – ABC News

The second tennis major of the season will start a week later than planned in Paris, with the main draws to be played from May 30 to June 13.

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

  • The main draws will start on May 30, with the tournament concluding on June 13
  • Tournament organisers made the decision in light of coronavirus cases having recently risen in France
  • The postponement is likely to create a scheduling headache for tennis’ governing bodies

The clay-court Grand Slam tournament was set to start in Paris on May 23, but first-round matches will now get underway on May 30.
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