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Upcoming Tournaments

Baku Cup

Baku Cup

Baku, AZERBAIJAN
Jul 21 - Jul 27
Zhonghong Jiangxi International Women's Open

Zhonghong Jiangxi International ...

Nan Chang, CHINA
Jul 21 - Jul 27
Bank of the West Classic

Bank of the West Classic

Stanford, USA
Jul 28 - Aug 03
Citi Open

Citi Open

, USA
Jul 28 - Aug 03
Rogers Cup

Rogers Cup

Montreal, CANADA
Aug 04 - Aug 10
Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open

Cincinnati, USA
Aug 11 - Aug 17
BNP Paribas Open

BNP Paribas Open

Indian Wells, USA
Mar 05 - Mar 16

Tournament Info

Tier: Premier
Prize Money: $5,946,740
Surface: Hard
Director: Steve Simon
The BNP Paribas Open is the most attended tennis event in the world outside of the four Grand Slams. Since 2000, it has been held at the state-of-the-art Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which features a 16,100-seat stadium - the second-largest in the world. The venue sits in the Coachella Valley, known for its 354 days of sunshine a year, making it a perfect setting for professional tennis.

Debuting as a men's event in 1976, the women came to Indian Wells the week before the men in 1989 and then concurrently in 1996. Now held just before Miami's Sony Open Tennis in March, the two-week event has evolved into a 'Premier Mandatory', making it one of the WTA calendar's four most prestigious stops.

Among Indian Wells' many accolades are being named the WTA's Premier Tournament Of The Year four times - in 1997, 2005, 2006 and 2009; becoming the first event in the world to offer the Hawk-Eye challenge system on every match court in 2011; and becoming the first ATP/WTA combined tournament to distribute $1 million in prize money to each of its singles champions in 2012.

Indian Wells champions include WTA legends Lindsay Davenport, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles, and more recently 21st century superstars Victoria Azarenka, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki. Lisa Raymond has the tournament doubles record with seven titles.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Flavia Pennetta Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2013 Maria Sharapova Elena Vesnina / Ekaterina Makarova
2012 Victoria Azarenka Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond
2011 Caroline Wozniacki Sania Mirza / Elena Vesnina
2010 Jelena Jankovic Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2009 Vera Zvonareva Vera Zvonareva / Victoria Azarenka
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  • RTS Update: Flavia In The Running

    March 17, 2014
    Flavia Pennetta soared to fifth place on the Road To Singapore leaderboard this week, joining a slew of WTA veterans looking good for the BNP Paribas WTA Championships.
  • Twitter Reaction: Props For Flavia

    March 17, 2014
    From current WTA stars to former WTA stars and even the ATP World Tour's World No.1, props were coming in from all directions for Flavia Pennetta after her BNP Paribas Open victory. Check it out...
  • Pennetta Conquers Indian Wells

    March 16, 2014
    Former Top 10 player Flavia Pennetta - who will now come close to a Top 10 return - beat Agnieszka Radwanska for her 10th and biggest WTA title at the BNP Paribas Open.
  • Pucin: Flavia's Real Championship

    March 16, 2014
    Diane Pucin takes a look back at Flavia Pennetta's road to the BNP Paribas Open title, from some early wins over some young Americans to the championship final of the Premier Mandatory tournament.
  • Brain Game: Pennetta Vs Radwanska

    March 16, 2014
    Take another look back at Sunday afternoon's BNP Paribas Open championship match between Flavia Pennetta and Agnieszka Radwanska, but this time from a statistical perspective...
  • Drucker: Honoring Leaders Past & Present

    March 16, 2014
    During the BNP Paribas Open last weekend, a wide range of WTA veterans gathered to honor the late Anna Lee Thurston. Joel Drucker takes a look back at Thurston's legacy for wtatennis.com.
  • Hsieh & Peng Now 11-0 In Finals

    March 15, 2014
    Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai overcame a slow start to beat Cara Black and Sania Mirza and win their 11th WTA doubles title together at the BNP Paribas Open.
  • IW Sunday: Flavia's Final Challenge

    March 15, 2014
    Flavia Pennetta looks to complete a remarkable turnaround by lifting the BNP Paribas title on Sunday.
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  • Indian Wells Gallery: Flavia's Day

    March 16, 2014
    On a beautiful day at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Flavia Pennetta and Agnieszka Radwanska went to battle for the BNP Paribas Open title - all the best pics here.
  • Indian Wells Gallery: We Are The Champions

    March 16, 2014
    From Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière right up to Flavia Pennetta, have a look back at all of the women who kept on fighting 'til the end at the BNP Paribas Open.
  • Indian Wells Gallery: Shining Off The Court

    March 15, 2014
    From adventures in the sky to stars shining on the ground - and some Little Stars shining too - there has been a lot going on off the court at the BNP Paribas Open.
  • Gallery: Stand With The Stars At Indian Wells

    March 14, 2014
    You've been having your photos taken with the stars at the WTA Fan Booth at the BNP Paribas Open - here's a selection of those pics. And there's just a few days left - stop by and strike a pose!
  • Gallery: More From The WTA Fan Booth

    March 13, 2014
    The stars of the WTA keep stopping by the WTA Fan Booth at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden - check out some of the latest pics right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Gallery: Stars Shine At WTA Fan Booth

    March 08, 2014
    Angelique Kerber and Chris Evert are the latest WTA stars to stop by at the WTA Fan Booth on the grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Here are some more pics - have you visited yet?
  • Gallery: WTA Fan Booth At Indian Wells

    March 06, 2014
    One of the special things about the WTA Fan Booth is the people who stop by - and in the first two days of the BNP Paribas Open two of the WTA's most magnetic personalities did just that.
  • Indian Wells Gallery: Finals Weekend

    March 17, 2013
    Maria Sharapova wrapped up a Russian sweep at the BNP Paribas Open, with Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina winning the doubles title. See the best pics from finals weekend here.
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Previous Winners

Year Draws Singles Doubles
2014 Flavia Pennetta Shuai Peng / Su-Wei Hsieh
2013 Maria Sharapova Elena Vesnina / Ekaterina Makarova
2012 Victoria Azarenka Liezel Huber / Lisa Raymond
2011 Caroline Wozniacki Sania Mirza / Elena Vesnina
2010 Jelena Jankovic Kveta Peschke / Katarina Srebotnik
2009 Vera Zvonareva Vera Zvonareva / Victoria Azarenka
2008 Ana Ivanovic Dinara Safina / Elena Vesnina
2007 Daniela Hantuchova Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur
2006 Maria Sharapova Lisa Raymond / Samantha Stosur
2005 Kim Clijsters Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suarez
2004 Justine Henin Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suarez
2003 Kim Clijsters Lindsay Davenport / Lisa Raymond
2002 Daniela Hantuchova Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
2001 Serena Williams Nicole Arendt / Ai Sugiyama
2000 Lindsay Davenport Lindsay Davenport / Corina Morariu
1999 Serena Williams Martina Hingis / Anna Kournikova
1998 Martina Hingis Lindsay Davenport / Natasha Zvereva
1997 Lindsay Davenport Lindsay Davenport / Natasha Zvereva
1996 Steffi Graf Chanda Rubin / Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
1995 Mary Joe Fernandez Lindsay Davenport / Lisa Raymond
1994 Steffi Graf Lindsay Davenport / Lisa Raymond
1993 Mary Joe Fernandez Helena Sukova / Rennae Stubbs
1992 Monica Seles Claudia Kohde-Kilsch / Stephanie Rehe
1991 Martina Navratilova
1990 Martina Navratilova Jana Novotna / Helena Sukova
1989 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere Hana Mandlikova / Pam Shriver
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