Let the Madrid Madness Begin!

The French Open is on the horizon, but first, the WTA and ATP makes a stop in Madrid, Spain for the Mutua Madrid Open. The draws are packed full with the top players, the clay is back to red and the tennis is sure to heat up! So let’s take a quick look at what’s going on at the Mutua Madrid Open!

photos by Mats Merkel

photos by Mats Merkel

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Tennis capris

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

At the BNP Paribas Open yesterday, we experienced some cooler weather for the desert.  With the temperature staying in the 60s with a crisp breeze (sometimes more hurricane-like), spectators and players a like were a little chilly.  So how did the (female) player cope?  By wearing capris!
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Beginner’s guide to the BNP Paribas Open

Before you continue reading, answer these questions. Do you like tennis? Do you like to have fun? Do you like nice, warm weather? If you answered yes to all the above, then you should love the BNP Paribas Open! The unofficial 5th grand slam. Located in Indian Wells, CA, the BNP Paribas features the world’s best from the ATP and WTA (minus the Williams sisters) and now with a billionaire owner, Larry Ellison, it is only going to get better. See site expansion plans for 2014.

Stadium at the BNP Paribas Open

Stadium at the BNP Paribas Open

Some quick facts about this tournament:
- Features the 2nd largest tennis stadium in the world (2nd only to Arthur Ashe at the US Open)
- The most attended tennis event outside the 4 grand slams.
- Located about 125 miles east of Los Angeles
- Has Hawk Eye replay system technology on every match court. Not even the Grand Slams have that.

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