2013 BNP Paribas Open sets attendance records
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — For the seventh straight year, the BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined event, has broken its attendance record. The 2013 event welcomed 382,227 fans to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for two weeks of world-class tennis.
In addition to breaking overall attendance records, the tournament also set day (25,786) and night (18,656) session attendance records on Saturday, March 9. The staggering attendance figures continue to solidify the BNP Paribas Open’s place as the most-attended ATP World Tour and WTA combined event in the world.
Fans interested in the 2014 edition of the tournament (March 3-16), can begin purchasing tickets Wednesday, March 20 when Classic Series ticket packages go on sale to the public. The Classic Series package includes all 21 sessions of tennis in the Main Stadium and offers the best seat locations and value. The new Stadium 2 will also offer Classic Series packages.
World No. 3 Maria Sharapova captured her second BNP Paribas Open title, the first coming in 2006, without dropping a set. In the final she defeated Caroline Wozniacki, a former BNP Paribas Open champion (2011), 6-2, 6-2. On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal captured his third BNP Paribas Open title (2007, 2009), overcoming Juan Martin Del Potro in three epic sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. Nadal, returning to hard courts for the first time since Miami last year, defeated World No. 2 Roger Federer (29th meeting) in the quarterfinals, en route to the title.
In doubles, the World No. 1 team of Bob and Mike Bryan captured their first BNP Paribas Open title. It was the Southern California native’s 14th attempt to grab the trophy, which they did in a match tiebreak against Treat Huey and Jerzy Janowicz - 6-3, 3-6, 10-6. On the women’s side, Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova defeated Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik, also in a match tiebreak - 6-0, 5-7, 10-6.
In addition, tomorrow the tournament will begin building a new permanent Stadium 2, which will feature 8,000 seats and two restaurants, a marquee site entrance on Washington Street with a new box office, a new 19,000 square foot shade structure identical to the one built in 2012, four additional practice courts, and an additional grass parking space for up to 2,000 cars. The new Stadium 2 will be ready for the 2014 BNP Paribas Open.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please call the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office 800-999-1585 or 760-200-8000, or visit bnpparibasopen.com, where there is a complete listing and description of all ticket packages and pricing.
BNP PARIBAS OPEN - INDIAN WELLS, USA
USD 5,030,408.00 (ATP)
USD 5,030,408.00 (WTA)
Men’s Singles - Finals
 R Nadal (ESP) d  J Del Potro (ARG) 46 63 64
Women’s Singles - Finals
 M Sharapova (RUS) d  C Wozniacki (DEN) 62 62
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