French Open site could change soon

Published Jan. 8, 2011 12:00 a.m. ET

The French tennis federation has completed its review of the bids to host the French Open beginning in 2016.

The federation said last year that relocating the clay-court Grand Slam from Roland Garros was being considered because it needed more space to remain competitive with the three other majors.

Federation officials where given a presentation of the Versailles bid on Saturday ahead of next month's general assembly, when the federation will make its decision.

Three other options are being considered, including one which would see the tournament staying in an expanded Roland Garros venue. The two other bidders are the towns of Gonesse and Marne-la-Vallee, near Disneyland Paris.

The French Open has been at Roland Garros since 1928. The current contract runs through 2015.


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