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    Playing on a clay court is not easy but preparing a clay court can be equally testing. As the French Open is all set to get underway, we take a look at how is the stage prepared for the second Grand Slam
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    This image shows a sample of different layers used for clay courts (Up to Down, brick powder, clinker, stones, subgrade) for the French Open. The tournament will take place from May 22 to June 10, 2012 at the Roland-Garros stadium in Paris
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    Employees prepare the Philippe Chatrier central court at the Roland Garros tennis stadium in Paris
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    Employees set the last layer of clay on the Suzanne Lenglen court at the Roland Garros tennis stadium in Paris
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    Crushed red brick is spread on the Philippe-Chatrier centre court at the Roland-Garros stadium.
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    After the clay is spread, layers of crushed brick is spread on the court
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    An employee puts brick powder with a shovel on the Suzanne Lenglen court at the Roland Garros tennis stadium in Paris
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    An employee puts the last layer of clay with a shovel on the Suzanne Lenglen court at the Roland Garros tennis stadium in Paris
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    A maintenance worker cleans the ground on the Suzanne Lenglen court after setting the last layer of clay at the Roland Garros tennis stadium in Paris
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    Meanwhile, an employee installs chairs in the bleachers on the Philippe Chatrier central court at the Roland Garros tennis stadium in Paris
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