BNP Paribas Open 2024

3 Mar 2024 - 17 Mar 2024
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About BNP Paribas Open 2024

BNP Paribas Open 2024 Introduction

One of the most awaited tennis events for both players and fans worldwide, the BNP Paribas Open is a classic tennis event which is often called the Fifth Grand Slam. The tournament is part of the WTA 1000 events that are played on the WTA tour. It will commence from March 3, 2024, to March 17, 2024, in Indian Wells, California.


The 35th of the women's event has named Spotlight 29 Casino as the official partner of the tournament. The tournament winner in the singles and doubles category will be awarded 1000 points. Besides 1000 ranking points, the BNP Paribas Open 2024 winner in the singles category will take home a cheque worth $1.1 million. For the year 2024, the tournament organizers have raised the prize money to a record-breaking $19 million in total, which is 7.9% greater in comparison to the previous year.


This year, BNP Paribas Open 2024 will have 96 players in a single draw and 32 final teams in a doubles draw. The top 32 seed players in the singles category will be getting a free pass to the second round. Former World No. 1 players Venus Williams and Carolina Wozniacki are awarded entry as the wild card. Paula Badosa, Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka are also making a comeback for the tournament.


BNP Paribas Open History

Formed by former tennis champion Raymond Moore and Charlie Pasarell, BNP Paribas Open 2024 naming rights have been held by multinational bank BNP Paribas since 2009. The WTA tournament started out with the name Virginia Slims of Indian Wells in 1989-1990.


Later, the name of the event changed to Virginia Slims of Palm Springs, the Matrix Essentials Evert Cup, the Evert Cup, the State Farm Evert Cup, the Tennis Masters Series, and then the Pacific Life Open till 2008.


In 2009, both the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and the tournament were sold to Larry Ellison. The player winning both the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open back-to-back will be termed the winner of the Sunshine Double. The tournament is played on the outdoor hard courts.


Last year, Elena Rybakina emerged victorious, defeating Aryna Sabalenka in the final. It was her first WTA 1000 title in her career. Iga Swiatek was the defending champion but lost to Rybakina in the semi-finals. The duo of Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova were the winners in the doubles category.


BNP Paribas Open 2024 Schedule

BNP Paribas Open 2024 is scheduled from March 3, 2024, to March 17, 2024. The qualifying matches will begin on March 3, 2024, and continue till March 5, 2024. The first round will be played on March 6, 2024. The final of the tournament will take place on March 17, 2024.


BNP Paribas Open 2024 Venue

BNP Paribas Open 2024 will be played at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. Built in 2000, Indian Wells Tennis Garden has 29 courts with an accommodation capacity of 16,100 seats in the main stadium. This is considered the second-largest tennis stadium in the world.


BNP Paribas Open 2023 Defending Champions

BNP Paribas Open 2023 defending champions in singles and doubles category are as follows:

Women Singles – Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina defeated Aryna Sabalenka in the final by 7-6 and 6-6.


Woman Doubles – Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova

The team of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova defeated the pair of Beatriz Haddad Maia and Laura Siegemund by 6-1, 6-7, [10-7].


BNP Paribas Open 2024 Prize Money

The total prize money estimated for the BNP Paribas Open 2024 is $9,500,000, which is further divided into the following categories.

EventWinnerFinalsSemi-finalsQuarterfinals
Singles$1,100,000$585,000$325,000$185,000
Doubles$447,300$236,800$127,170$63,600


BNP Paribas Open 2024 Points Distribution

BNP Paribas Open 2024 points distribution for singles and doubles categories are as follows:



EventWinnerFinalsSemifinalsQuarterfinals
Women’s Singles1000650390215
Women's doubles1000650390215


BNP Paribas Open 2024 Top Ranked Players

The top-ranked players for the BNP Paribas Open 2024 in the singles and doubles categories are as follows:

Top Ranked Players for Single Category

  • Iga Swiatek

  • Elena Rybakina

  • Aryna Sabalenka

  • Coco Gauff

  • Jessica Pegula

  • Qinwen Zheng

  • Maria Sakkari

  • Ons Jabeur

  • Karolina Muchova

  • Madison Keys

  • Emma Navarro

  • Sloane Stephens

  • Sofia Kenin

  • Amanda Anisimova


WTA Player with the most wins in the tournament

Martina Navratilova, Mary Joe Fernandez, Steffi Graf, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Daniela Hantuchova, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka have won the BNP Paribas Open twice in their professional career.


Lisa Raymond has won the tournament seven times in the doubles category. Lindsay Davenport has won the event six times in their career. Martina Hingis, Elena Vesina and Hsieh Su-wei have won the BNP Paribas Open thrice in the doubles category.


Where to watch BNP Paribas Open 2024?

Tennis Channel and TC Plus will broadcast the BNP Paribas 2024 live in the USA. Viewers can watch the telecast on WTA TV, which is the WTA's official online streaming channel. Fans in the UK and Ireland can tune into Amazon Prime Video for a live telecast of the tournament. Tennis enthusiasts from Spain, Canada and Japan can watch the live action of the event on DAZN. People can tune into the event through sports channels beIn Sports in Australia and France. Viewers in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Switzerland can enjoy the telecast on Tennis Channel.


FAQs

A. The BNP Paribas Open 2024 event will start on March 3, 2024, and ends on March 17, 2024.

A. BNP Paribas Open will be played on outdoor hardcourt at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

A. Spotlight 29 Casino is the official sponsor of the BNP Paribas Open 2024.

A. Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova were the defending champions of the BNP Paribas Open 2024 in the doubles category.

A. BNP Paribas Open 2024 will award 1000 points to each singles and doubles category winner.

Last Modified Mar 18, 2024 16:10 GMT
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