10sBalls.com • TennisBalls.com

BNP Paribas Tennis Open Named 2018 WTA Premier Mandatory Tournament Of The Year For Fifth Straight Year

We are honored to have been named the WTA Premier Mandatory Tournament of the Year for the 5th consecutive year! Thank you to our amazing fans and the players, we can’t wait to see you in 2019! – Photo by @BNPPARIBASOPEN via Twitter.





For a fifth consecutive year – and tenth overall – the BNP Paribas Open has been voted the WTA Premier Mandatory Tournament of the Year, as determined by player vote. The BNP Paribas Open, the largest WTA and ATP Tour combined two-week event in the world, held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, has swept the top tournament honors on both the men’s and women’s Tours each year since 2014.


“We are honored and humbled that for the fifth straight year, our event has been recognized by the women’s players as Tournament of the Year,” Tournament Director Tommy Haas said. “Our entire staff works incredibly hard to make this event the pre-eminent stop on the tennis calendar, and we look forward welcoming the players and tennis fans from around the world for the best event yet in March 2019.”


The 2018 BNP Paribas Open saw the emergence of break-out WTA star Naomi Osaka, where she won her first-ever Tour level title, setting the stage for her first Grand Slam title at the US Open later in the season. The tournament also saw the return of veteran superstar Serena Williams, who returned to the Tour after a 14-month maternity leave layoff.


The BNP Paribas Open is known throughout the tennis community as “Tennis Paradise” – a reflection of the stunning natural beauty and backdrop of the desert landscape, highlighted by the world-class tennis players that participate in the renowned global event. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is widely recognized as one of the premier venues in all of sports, and a must-see destination for fans, players, media and sponsors. The tournament boasts world-class dining options; top-notch player facilities and amenities; and 27 practice courts. The BNP Paribas Open remains the only tournament in the world to have Hawk-Eye on all match courts for both main draw and qualifying matches.


The Premier Mandatory designation is the highest category on the WTA, outside of the Tour Finals, and also includes the tournaments in Miami, Madrid, and Beijing. Last month, the BNP Paribas Open was also named the 2018 ATP Tour Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year for the fifth consecutive year. For more information about the BNP Paribas Open and to purchase tickets to the 2019 event, visit bnpparibasopen.com.


About the BNP Paribas Open

The BNP Paribas Open is the largest ATP Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world, and is held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The tournament offers more than $14 million in prize money, and is the only event to provide the Hawkeye line challenge system on all match courts, including qualifying rounds. For more information, visit www.bnpparibasopen.com.


About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *