A Rainstorm Turned The French Open Into A Mud Pit

Day Three of the French Open was delayed this morning because a rainstorm rolled through Paris.

Play has resumed. But unlike the hard courts of the US Open or the grass courts of Wimbledon, the clay courts of Roland Garros make a big mess that looks like a pain to clean up.

Six crew members attack a puddle:

Julian Finney/Getty ImagesGot it surrounded:

Julian Finney/Getty ImagesThe best fan:

Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesWorkers clean up the tarp:

Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesMuddy water:

Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesFans in the luxury boxes stay warm:

APFans outside do not:

REUTERS/Stephane MaheThey did not look happy:

REUTERS/Stephane MaheThe courts themselves were ready to go after the rain:

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

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