Mixed doubles back on Roland Garros agenda while Parma fills void left in calendar after French Open delay

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Mixed doubles will once again feature at Roland Garros this year after it was cancelled in 2020 while the ATP has added a 250 event to the calendar on the back of the French Open being postponed by one week.

There was no mixed doubles event at the clay-court Grand Slam last year as organisers opted to cut the competition due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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However, a mixed doubles Grand Slam title will be up for grabs again in 2021, but there will be tweaks to the format as, instead of the usual 32 teams competing, only 16 pairs will go into the draw.

Latisha Chan of Taiwan and Croatia’s Ivan Dodig are the two-time defending champions.

Meanwhile, the ATP has announced that a 250 event has been added to the calendar on the back of the French Open being pushed back by one week.

With the Roland Garros main draw running from May 30 to June 13, it left a one-week gap in the calendar and The Emilia-Romagna Open has filled that void.

The tournament will take place at the Emilia at the President Tennis Club of Montechiarugolo from May 22-29.

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