Tournament comes to Indian Wells, first women's competition
With the tournament growing in popularity, it outgrew the facilities at the La Quinta Hotel. The newly completed 350-room Grand Champions Hotel (now the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa) served as an ideal next home for the tournament, thus bringing it to Indian Wells. The sophisticated tennis facility boasted 12 courts, including a 10,000-seat tennis stadium, 3,000-seat clubhouse court, two grass courts and two clay courts. This was also the first year that a top women’s professional competition (featuring now Hall of Famer Stephanie Graf) was held in conjunction with the men’s, though not concurrently. Boris Becker defeated Stefan Edberg in straight sets (6-4, 6-4, 7-5).