A star-studded roster of former Tennis Paradise champions, New Era talents, and rising superstars descended on the desert for a 2023 BNP Paribas Open that thrilled fans from the first serve of the tournament to the final match point. The crowds were electric in Indian Wells for two weeks full of dramatic three-set matches, upsets and hard fought contests. In the end, it was Elena Rybakina who reigned queen of the desert, claiming her first WTA 1000 title with a stunning championship performance over Aryna Sabalenka. On the ATP side, No. 1 seed Carlos Alcaraz stole the show as the Spanish prodigy dominated his way to a first-career Indian Wells title without dropping a set throughout the entire tournament.
For the first time in three years, the BNP Paribas Open was held in its traditional March spot on the tennis calendar. Fans and players alike enjoyed a return to the Tennis Paradise atmosphere that they have come to know and love, and the on-court action did not disappoint. Surging star Iga Swiatek powered her way through the women’s draw, capturing her fifth career WTA title by defeating Maria Sakkari in the final, 6-4, 6-3. On the men’s side, Southern California native Taylor Fritz upset three-time champion Rafael Nadal, who was unbeaten on the season until that point. Fritz’s 6-3, 7-6(5) victory snapped a 21-year title drought by Americans at the BNP Paribas Open.
After a two-and-a-half year hiatus, the BNP Paribas Open returned in 2021 for the first-ever fall edition of Tennis Paradise! Fans once again enjoyed the thrilling on-court action, unparalleled atmosphere, and exquisite dining options that make the Indian Wells Tennis Garden one of the most spectacular sports and entertainment venues in the world. In a wide open player field, Spain’s Paula Badosa captured the women’s title with a thrilling 7-6(5), 2-6, 7-6(2) victory over Victoria Azarenka, while Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie celebrated his first Masters 1000 title with a three set win over Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.