Roland Garros plans questioned by top french star as she insists: ‘There are too many fans!’

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Alize Cornet has questioned the safety plans for Roland Garros by saying she does not feel safe in Strasbourg due to ‘too many fans.’

Events are strating to experiment allowing a heavily restricted number of fans into the venues following the enforced coronavirus break.

The French Open have put forward the most ambitious plans yet with 5000 spectators to be allowed into Roland Garros every day.

However, having had a practical taste of that in Strasbourg, Cornet admits she’s worried.

“Here in Strasbourg there are too many fans,” Cornet told media at the event.

“The fact that there is a crowd in the stands is not necessarily bad but these people are in the walkways with us, they ask for a lot of photos and autographs from the players and it’s hard to refuse.

“We are locked in a hotel, we are prevented from going out, we take the health protocol really seriously, but we meet people who are there en masse and who do not respect social distancing at all.

“What I want is that things are done better at Roland Garros because there will be more fans and more players so more risk.”

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