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French Open Security Measures Unchanged From '16 Despite Manchester Attack

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 26 / 17

The French Open "has not changed its security measures following the recent attack in Manchester, England , but will keep the heightened level of security already in place," according to Kamakshi Tandon of TENNIS.com. French Tennis Federation (FFT) spokesperson Stephan Post said, "We are still in a...

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