French Open 2014: setting
Le Stade Roland Garros, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, is the venue each year for the showcase event of the summer clay court season. Constructed in 1928 as the venue for France’s defence of the Davis Cup, the facility, like Wimbledon, includes two premier stadiums for high-profile matches. They are Court Philippe Chatrier, which has seating for 14,840, and Court Suzanne Lenglen, whose capacity is just over 10,000. A tertiary court, known as the Bullring, seats 3,800 and, due to its construction, allows fans to get closer to the action than on the other courts.