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Strict sanitary protocol under the Beaublanc bubble

The BLS Women’s Open Tennis Championships in Limoges, which was canceled last year due to the Covid epidemic, started on Sunday 12 December and runs for a week. An event subject to conditions related to the health crisis for players as well as for the public.

Masks have been equipped at Beaublanc since yesterday, even in the stadiums, where they are worn by judges and ball collectors.
The public must also show a health card to enter.

Limoges are getting their tennis back and the Palais des Sports is being held in the BLS Open, seeded WTA 125, until Sunday, December 19.

If it was canceled last year as many, as everyone is now, the tournament is in compliance with a strict health protocol.

Above all for the players and their environment for whom all the logistics have been installed in addition to the usual barrier procedures.

It is an unprecedented process that has been put in place. […] We have a real testing center, and over 500 will be distributed. There are two COVID umpires from London for the WTA, and we’ve assigned one. All sports areas are disinfected after use

Pascal Puigot, Director of BLS Open Tennis Court

The limitations players are accustomed to.

We are like everyone else, it is not easy to experience it on a daily basis. […] After that, we don’t have to complain, we can play. […] We are not safe from contracting the virus. It only takes a positive test to get out of the tournament. It’s always in the back of my mind. You should pay attention.

Kristina Mladenovic (France), the 99th World Player of the Year