FRENCH OPEN bosses have instructed Serena Williams she should observe the foundations – and may’t keep in her personal Paris flat.
All gamers should keep in certainly one of two lodges proposed by event organisers for health-and-safety issues earlier than Sunday’s clay-court Slam.
Serena Williams is chasing a record-equalling twenty fourth singles Slam on the French OpenCredit score: AP:Related Press
American Williams, who turns 39 on Saturday, had hoped to remain at her French condo as she makes an attempt to win a record-equalling twenty fourth Singles main. She has three French Open titles on her CV.
Huge names had been allowed to remain in non-public housing for the US Open offered they paid for it themselves.
However French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli says there will probably be no particular guidelines for the superstars.
Giudicelli instructed the Rock n Roll Tennis podcast: “The place we reached to organise the event is an end result of an unimaginable journey that started initially of June.
“After we reached the protocols set with authorities, we can not change something.
“We can not discuss Roland Garros as a bubble. But it surely’s a ‘hall’ the place the gamers are protected.
Williams misplaced to Victoria Azarenka within the US Open semi-finals in New YorkCredit score: AP:Related Press
“There are numerous French gamers who’ve flats round Roland Garros and in Paris.
“However even French gamers who personal flats, we now have instructed them you can’t be in your individual homes.
“In case you are, then we multiply the dangers to get Covid-19.
“And all people has to know that Covid-19 is sort of a bullet. In case you put it on somebody it turns once more.”
Day by day crowds of 5,000 will probably be allowed for the rescheduled fortnightly event.
However 5 unnamed gamers have withdrawn from qualifying and began a interval of seven-day self-isolation after two gamers and a coach examined optimistic for coronavirus.
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