The iconic Californian tournament was founded in 1974 by tennis legend and owner of the BNP Paribas Open, Charlie Pasarell and has been long-touted as the fabled 5th Grand Slam because of the talent it attracts.
With a lion’s share of a 1000 ATP points up for grabs, the idyllic tennis tournament is one that entices the biggest names in the business. Let’s take a look back at the tournaments’ records, former champions and information surrounding the Indian Wells Open.
When Does Indian Wells traditionally Start?
The dates for Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open generally always start on the 6th of March and run until around the 19th. The WTA and ATP first rounds commence on the 8th of March this year, the second round on the 10th of March, the third round on the 12th, and 4th round on the 14th.
The deeper rounds like the quarter-finals start on the 15th, while the semi-finals begin on the 17th. The final is concluded on the 19th of this year.
Who Are The Past ATP Champions?
What ATP Player Has Won Indian Wells The Most Times?
Roger Federer has won BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells) a record-breaking 5 times. The Swiss maestro won the tournament in;
- 2004 Roger Federer defeats Tim Henman 6-3, 6-3
- 2005 Roger Federer defeats Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
- 2006 Roger Federer defeats James Blake 7-5, 6-3, 6-0
- 2012 Roger Federer defeats John Isner 6-7 (7), 6-3
- 2017 Roger Federer defeats Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5
Who Are The Past WTA Champions?
What WTA Player Has Won Indian Wells The Most Times?
Most recently there’s a host of WTA players that all sit on two titles a piece. We’ve listed below the players who share the Indian Wells WTA records;
- 1997 Lindsay Davenport defeats Irina Spirlea 6-2, 6-1. 2000 Lindsay Davenport defeats Martina Hingis 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
- 1990 Martina Navrativola beats Helena Suková 6-2, 5-7, 6-1. 1991 Martina Navrativola defeats Monica Seles 6-2, 7-7 (8-6)
- 2012 Victoria Azarenka defeats Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-3. 2016 Victoria Azarenka defeats Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4
- 1999 Serena Williams defeats Steffi Graf 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. 2001 Serena Williams defeats Kim Clijsters 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
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