Play started at 1100 local time (0900 GMT) on court Philippe Chatrier under the new retractable roof with Belgian 11th seed David Goffin playing Italian Jannik Sinner in front of a few dozen spectators.
Britain, France and Germany told the UN Security Council on Friday that UN sanctions relief for Iran – agreed under a 2015 nuclear deal – would continue beyond September 20, when the United States asserts that all the measures should be reimposed.
France registered a record 10 593 new confirmed coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday, the country’s highest single-day count since the pandemic began.
Countries across Europe are taking stricter restriction measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections following recent spikes in cases.
French authorities deployed a heavy police presence in Paris and used tear gas on Saturday as the “yellow vest” movement returned to the capital after being dampened by the coronavirus crisis. Several hundred demonstrators gathered at two squares in Paris for authorised marches.