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Indian Wells | Million Dollar Bonus

Indian Wells | Million Dollar Bonus
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The BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world to be held from 5-18 March at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will award a $1 million bonus to any player, male or female, who captures both the singles and doubles titles at the 2018 event.

While we have traditionally had great participation by singles players competing in doubles, we know how much our fans love to watch doubles at our tournament, and we want to give them the best possible doubles fields over the fortnight Tommy Haas

The feat has only been accomplished six times in tournament history – Roscoe Tanner in 1978, (w/Raymond Moore), Boris Becker in 1988 (w/Guy Forget), Jim Courier in 1991 (w/Javier Sanchez), Lindsay Davenport in 1997 (w/Natasha Zvereva) and 2000 (w/Corina Morariu), and Vera Zvonareva in 2009 (w/Victoria Azarenka).

“We want to encourage more of the top singles players to play doubles at the BNP Paribas Open, and therefore are offering a bonus of $1 million in 2018 as a significant incentive,” said Tommy Haas, the Tournament Director.

“While we have traditionally had great participation by singles players competing in doubles, we know how much our fans love to watch doubles at our tournament, and we want to give them the best possible doubles fields over the fortnight.”

Currently there are 27 players (15 men, 12 women) who are entered in both the singles and doubles competitions in Indian Wells.

On the men’s side ten additional teams (eight direct acceptance, two wild cards) will be added, and for the women nine additional teams (six direct acceptance, three wild cards) will be added to the field.





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Barbara Wancke

Barbara Wancke is a Tennis Threads Tennis Correspondent who has been involved in the sport for over 40 years, not only as a former player, umpire and coach but primarily as an administrator and tennis writer contributing over the years to Lawn Tennis, Tennis World, and Tennis Today. She has worked with the Dunlop Sports Co, IMG and at the ITF as Director of Women’s Tennis, responsible, amongst other things, for the running of the Federation Cup (now Fed Cup), and acting as Technical Director for tennis at the Seoul Olympics (1988). She subsequently set up her own tennis consultancy Tennis Interlink and was elected to the Board of the TIA UK where she became the Executive Administrator and Executive Vice President until she stood down in July 2014 and is currently an Honorary Vice President.

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