The new, roofed Court Philippe-Chatrier is still a few years away.
But there will be significant changes on the site for this year’s French Open.
The seats on Court Suzanne-Lenglen – all 10,068 of them – are being switched out from the old grey and green to … wood.
Not just any wood, of course. The new seating will be built with Vosges wood by the French company Delagrave.
Also: a new, sunken court with a capacity of 2,200 will replace old Court 18, which was the court furthest away from the hub of stadium court and had very limited seating.