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Indian Wells tennis tourney now BNP Paribas Open

Indian Wells tennis tourney now BNP Paribas Open

The Indian Wells Masters tournament, which annually draws most of the world's top men and women tennis players, has new financial backing and a new name.
Formerly the Pacific Life Open, the event will be the BNP Paribas Open, with the title sponsor the France-based bank that's one of the largest in the world. BNP Paribas has long-standing sponsorship ties to tennis, including the French Open, Davis Cup and Federation Cup.
The new name will be used for the tournament from March 9-22 at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The attendance for the two-week event last year was 330,000, ranking it behind only the four Grand Slams.
Organizers of Indian Wells also announced that equal purses of $4.5 million (


Updated : 2021-03-05 18:00 GMT+08:00