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The BNP Paribas Open is an annual hard-court tennis tournament which is held in Indian Wells, California. Many people consider it as “The Grand Slam of the West”, and this event is the fifth most-attended tournament next to Grand Slams. The event is first of the nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events and showcases the best men’s and women’s players. This is a Premier Mandatory event on the Women’s tour.

 

Held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, it is a state of art stadium which boasts of 16,000 seats and is the fourth largest stadium in the world. It is one of the world’s most beautiful venues for watching the competition of world’s top professionals. This can be demonstrated from the fact that in 2009, the event saw a crowd of 332,498 people in a 12 day tournament. This was a record turnout as in 2007; the tournament had an attendance of 300,000 making it the best attended tennis tournament outside the four Grand Slams. The tournament was called by different names throughout; when it began in 1974 it was called as American Airlines Tennis Games.

Tournament Facts –

Venue – Indian Wells Tennis Garden Surface – Hard / Outdoors Official Ball – Penn Men’s Singles – 96 players Women’s Singles – 96 players Men’s Doubles – 32 pairs Women’s Doubles – 32 pairs Courts – There are 20 tennis courts at the venue. Winner of most Men’s Singles titles - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic – 4 titles each. Winner of most Women’s Singles titles – Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Mary Joe Fernández, Lindsay Davenport, Daniela Hantuchova and Kim Clijsters – 2 titles each.

The BNP Paribas Open is an annual hard-court tennis tournament which is held in Indian Wells, California. Many people consider it as “The Grand Slam of the West”, and this event is the fifth most-attended tournament next to Grand Slams. The event is first of the nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events and showcases the best men’s and women’s players. This is a Premier Mandatory event on the Women’s tour.

Held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, it is a state of art stadium which boasts of 16,000 seats and is the fourth largest stadium in the world. It is one of the world’s most beautiful venues for watching the competition of world’s top professionals. This can be demonstrated from the fact that in 2009, the event saw a crowd of 332,498 people in a 12 day tournament. This was a record turnout as in 2007; the tournament had an attendance of 300,000 making it the best attended tennis tournament outside the four Grand Slams. The tournament was called by different names throughout; when it began in 1974 it was called as American Airlines Tennis Games.

Tournament Facts –

Venue – Indian Wells Tennis Garden Surface – Hard / Outdoors Official Ball – Penn Men’s Singles – 96 players Women’s Singles – 96 players Men’s Doubles – 32 pairs Women’s Doubles – 32 pairs Courts – There are 20 tennis courts at the venue. Winner of most Men’s Singles titles - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic – 4 titles each. Winner of most Women’s Singles titles – Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Mary Joe Fernández, Lindsay Davenport, Daniela Hantuchova and Kim Clijsters – 2 titles each.