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Bartoli, “six months pregnant, is not afraid of Roland-Garros”

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 23, 2020

Marion Bartoli is keen to defend the upcoming organization of Roland-Garros, during a video intervention for the Tennis Majors website: “We’re talking about 5,000 people, and not just for the Philippe-Chatrier court. It’s for the entire area, so the Central and six or eight courts around it. And the total capacity of the site is much greater. Most players will be happy to see fans again, interact with them and hear their encouragement. I’m six months pregnant and going to work there. sense in security. Everything they explained to me seems very reasonable to me and I have complete confidence. We will not have any contact with the players. The only one will be for the interviews on the court. And even there, we will respect physical distancing. As at the US Open, everything has been done to protect the players as much as possible. There will be no contact with the public. “

Wimbledon winner in 2013 (last French winner of a Grand Slam tournament) supports its plea in the face of the doubts of American journalist Ben Rothenberg : “There will be a marking on the ground so that people never cross each other. People will be separated into stands, unless they are from the same family. The organization has completely reorganized the site, because they have a lot more “space than usual. Considering all this space, 5,000 people is nothing. People will have to respect this physical distance, they will not be able to park together. Even if it is raining and the matches are interrupted , they will have to wait outside the stadium. It is forbidden to stay inside. ” Qualifying started on Monday, with the main draws due to start on Sunday.

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