French Tennis Federation gets permission to build roof over Roland Garros` centre court

ANI| Updated: Oct 18, 2013, 10:21 AM IST

Johannesburg: The French Tennis Federation has welcomed the decision of a French tribunal to lift the suspension of plans to expand Roland Garros, the home of the French Open tournament.

According to Sport24, in March, the planned renovation of Roland Garros was put on hold after the tribunal sided with local residents who complained the development could harm the environment.

The Administrative Court of Paris` appeals court overturned the ruling on Thursday, the report said.

The home of the French Open is undergoing an expansion that was to be completed in 2017, with plans including a retractable roof over the centre court, the report added.

Roland Garros is the smallest of the four Grand Slam venues that also includes the Australian Open at Melbourne, the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York and London`s traditional grass-court event at Wimbledon, according to the report.