the public returns, the atmosphere too

REPORT – Taking advantage of the entry into force of the health pass, the tournament was able to welcome a larger audience.

An air of celebration. Caps, boaters, sunscreen, fans, misters, parasols … In the busy alleys, the shops or on the courts, sunglasses and properly fitted masks, Roland-Garros released a precious scent of yesterday, with the eagerly awaited return of a (more) large audience. As in restaurants, swimming pools or gyms. A day, between waffles and ice cream, savored without moderation, like naps in the deckchairs on the Place des Mousquetaires.

The 2020 tournament, born in gray by accident, as Laurent Voulzy sang, postponed to the fall due to the Covid-19 pandemic, had experienced the minimum gauge (1000 spectators per day across the site). The 2021 tournament, for its part, tested the millefeuille gauge, evolving according to the stages of deconfinement: qualification tournaments behind closed doors, 5,383 spectators from May 30 to June 8, with a maximum capacity of 1000 on the courts, then, from from this Wednesday, June 9,

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