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French Open Tennis Will Stay in Paris at Upgraded Roland Garros

The French Open will continue to be played at Roland Garros in Paris after the country’s tennis federation opted to upgrade the existing site rather than move the tournament outside the city.

Three other projects had been bidding to host the event from 2016. Paris took 70 percent of the votes over Marne-la-Vallee in the final round after Gonesse and Versailles were eliminated, the French Tennis Federation said yesterday. The upgrade will cost 273 million euros ($370 million), half of what would have been required to move the clay-court Grand Slam.