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The Indian Wells Masters, also known by its current sponsored name the BNP Paribas Open, is an annual tennistournament held in Indian Wells, California, United States.
Current owner, Larry Ellison, CEO and co-founder of Oracle, purchased the tournament and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in December, 2009.
The tournament is a Masters 1000 event on the men's tour and is a Premier Mandatory event on the women's tour. Between 1974 and 1990 it was a major tournament of the Grand Prix Tennis Tour and part of the Grand Prix Championship Series. The event, held in March, is one of two tour events other than Grand Slams (along with the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida) in which main draw play extends beyond eight days. The women's main draw usually starts on Wednesday and the men's main draw starts on Thursday. Both finals are held on Sunday of the following week. Both singles main draws include 96 players in a 128-player grid, with the 32 seeded players getting a bye to the second round.
The tournament is played on hard courts and is the best attended tennis tournament outside the four Grand Slamtournaments, with over 370,000 visitors during the event. It has the second largest permanent tennis stadium in the world.

driving to Indian Wells

driving to Indian Wells

driving to Indian Wells

driving to Indian Wells

driving to Indian Wells

driving to Indian Wells

driving to Indian Wells

driving to Indian Wells

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

AUDI - major sponsor

AUDI - major sponsor

doubles match

doubles match

Rafa Nadal

Rafa Nadal

Rafa Nadal

Rafa Nadal

with doubles partner Carlos P. Busta

with doubles partner Carlos P. Busta

Nadal & Busta

Nadal & Busta

Cuevas and Marrero

Cuevas and Marrero

Rafa Nadal

Rafa Nadal

smash!

smash!

Rafa serves

Rafa serves

End of the match

End of the match

end of the match

end of the match