What’s unusual about the stadium?
It is size of the stadium, the Centre Court. The main court at the Roland Garros Stadium is the Court Philippe Chatrier, which has a capacity of around 14,500, but it’s the venue’s overall size and capacity that makes this the smallest of all the Grand Slam venues.
Wimbledon, played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, boasts of 19 grass courts and eight clay courts, together with five indoor courts, two acrylic courts and 22 Aorangi Park grass courts, used for practice matches by players. The largest courts are Centre Court, which can seat 15,000 spectators, and No.1 Court, that has a capacity of 11,500.
The US Open is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, and the venue’s three main courts are among the largest tennis venues in the world. The Arthur Ashe Stadium has a capacity of 23,000, making it the largest of all.
The Australian Open is played at Melbourne Park, where the main court, the Rod Laver Arena, has a capacity of 15,000. The second largest court, the Hisense Arena, has a capacity of 10,500.