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Roland Garros postponed by a week because of pandemic – Wide World of Sports

Delay throws Wimbledon schedule into dangerous territory



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Roland Garros will be delayed by one week because of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said Thursday.
The clay-court Grand Slam tournament was set to start on May 23, but first-round matches will now get underway on May 30. The French tennis federation said the decision was taken in order to maximize chances the event will be played “in front of as many spectators as possible” in a safe environment.
The move came as as coronavirus cases surge in France and hospitals approach saturation. To slow…

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