In early July, Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French Tennis Federation, said the tournament may be able to accommodate 20,000 fans per day. At that time, the seven-day average for the daily number of new cases was about 700, according to a New York Times database. In the two months since, the seven-day average has risen to more than 5,000, rivaling the first peak of cases in April. On Friday alone, there were nearly 9,000 new cases.
Spectators will not be able to move between zones of the stadium and everyone over the age of 11 will have to wear face coverings.
Reporting was contributed by Livia Albeck-Ripka, Neal E. Boudette, Keith Bradsher, Choe Sang-Hun, Chris Buckley, Alan Burdick, Kenneth Chang, Nick Corasaniti, Thomas Erdbrink, Luis Ferré-Sadurní, Jacey Fortin, Natasha Frost, Claire Fu, Emma Goldberg, Ethan Hauser, Makiko Inoue, Cindy Lamothe, Salman Masood, Jesse McKinley, Christina Morales, Saw Nang, Richard C. Paddock, Bryan Pietsch, Anna Schaverien, Mike Seely, Neil Vigdor, Mariel Wamsley, Mary Williams Walsh, Michael Wines and Sui-Lee Wee.