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French Open Considers Playing Tournament Without Fans

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As the tennis world looks to pivot its headline events amid the global corona virus pandemic, the president of the French Tennis Federation says the French Open could be held without fans later this year. The tournament was initially slated to be held May 24th through June 7th at Roland Garros, but it was postponed amid the pandemic and rescheduled for late September and recent reports have speculated that it could be rescheduled again. Organizers say holding the event without fans will allow at least part of the economy to keep turning. As a television rights and partnerships could be honored, all tickets purchased for the original dates of Roland Garros will be refunded by the end of May. A new ticketing procedure will be opened if it goes ahead.

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