PARIS (AP)—Plans for a new retractable roof at Roland Garros are moving forward.
The roof is scheduled to be ready in 2011 to prevent rain delays at the French Open.
The French Tennis Federation chose an architect Wednesday, unanimously voting for Marc Mimram. Mimram is well known as the designer of the overpass that connects France and Germany across the Rhine River in Strasbourg.
The new roof at Roland Garros will cover the center court. The courts in a planned extension not far away from the main stadium are also set to get roofs.
Wimbledon is using a retractable roof on its center court for the first time this year.