Court Suzanne-Lenglen To Adapt Philippe-Chatrier Facility by French Open 2024

Published 06/12/2021, 8:02 AM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 11: A general view inside Court Philippe Chatrier during the mens singles final between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland on day fifteen of the 2017 French Open at Roland Garros on June 11, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)


Every year, there are four Grand Slam events held over the course of the tennis season. Each of the four Majors offers a unique brand of entertainment and experience, not just for the players but also the fans. At the moment, all the focus is on the French Open as both categories, the men’s and women’s singles final set to be played.

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French Open is the clay Major hosted in the city of Paris boasts of some aesthetically pleasing stadiums like Court Philippe-Chatrier, Court Suzanne-Lenglen, and Court Simonne-Mathieu.

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 29: Ground staff prepares the court during a rain delay on day three of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Court Suzanne-Lenglen to get modernized by French Open 2024

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Last year, the main center court, Philippe-Chatrier got a retractable roof, which was wonderfully designed. This season, officials announced that the second most important court, Suzanne-Lenglen will be getting a roof too by 2024.

It comes as a positive development as, like most of the European countries, rain is an uncertain element and a common occurrence throughout the year. Over the years, due to the weather, there have been a number of delays and cancelations that have been a hindrance in the flow of the tournament.

Keeping an eye on the Paris Olympics 2024, organizers at Roland Garros want to pace up the work in order to make things convenient before the Summer Games in 2024.

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 01: The Roland Garros logo is seen outside the VIP village on day nine of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on June 1, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The appointed architect, Dominique Perrault, wishes to keep the history of the court and the legendary player behind who the court has been named intact. Suzanne Lenglen has been a French player dominating in the 1920s era. 

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Coming back to the present date, in women’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will be up against Barbora Krejcikova in the final today. Tomorrow, the men’s final will be played between World No. 1 Novak Djokovic versus rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas. It will be interesting to see which player will be the last person standing. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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