Roland Garros Lands In Beijing
The red clay found its way to Beijing this year as ultra modern shopping complex “The Place” hosted a massive event called “Roland Garros in Beijing.”. A red clay tennis was brought into the center of the plaza and surround by activity area featuring two giant screens, a PR zone, and additional Parisian inspired entertainment.
More than 100,000 Chinese visitors came to watch the French Open (at nighttime in China), attended tournaments featuring the country’s top club players, and some even received their own tennis lessons.
Hordes of Chinese fans had French Open fever, no surprise considering the success of Li Na, last years women’s tournament champion. Though Li Na did not reclaim her title at this year’s French Open, there was still plenty of good tennis spirit going around Beijing and the “Roland Garros in Beijing” exhibition proved to be a big hit. It proved especially popular with families and young children.
For more information on Roland Garros in Beijing, please visit the links below:
- Conde Nast Traveler Editor Letter: April 2013
- 20 China Travel Tips (CNN TRAVEL)
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