A quote from the Bercy tournament-section:
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but they've slowed down the courts this year at Paris.
After last year, I was expecting this to happen, but it's still annoying.
According to the tournament director, it's still by no means slow, and will reward attacking, agressive tennis (my paraphrasing of the French).
Apparently to help the transition to the uber-slow WTF.
If it's as slow as Basel, I will shed a tear... last year's Paris was amazing.