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3Jun/17

ROLAND GARROS IN THE CITY

Brookfield Place will host special French Open-related events June 5-11

Brookfield Place will host special French Open-related events June 5-11

THE FRENCH OPEN FROM PARIS TO NEW YORK CITY
Brookfield Place
230 Vesey Street
June 5-11, free
212-978-1673
brookfieldplaceny.com
www.rolandgarros.com

With Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate accords, France and the United States might not be on the best of terms right now. But that shouldn’t stop tennis fans from enjoying the last week of the French Open, which is well under way in the City of Light. Men’s top seed Andy Murray of Great Britain is still chugging along, but women’s top seed Angelique Kerber of Germany was dispatched in the first round in straight sets by Ekaterina Makarova. In conjunction with the major championship, Brookfield Place will be hosting special events June 5-11, with live screenings on the Terrace of all the action, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday, followed by the semifinals on Friday, the women’s final on Saturday, and the men’s final on Sunday. Visitors can get in some action of their own by playing on a full-size clay court that has been installed on Waterfront Plaza or take tennis lessons, both of which are free. There will also be an exhibition of classic Roland-Garros posters (by Joan Miró, Vik Muniz, and others) and an interactive replica of Paris’s Bridge of Locks to make everything feel even more French.

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