Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Indian Wells prizes reach one million dollars

Indian Wells has announced the winners of the next edition of the tournament, which takes place from 5 to 18 March will receive a check for a million dollars, a record in tournaments outside the Grand Slam and Masters Cup.

"The BNP Paribas Open has wanted to raise the level of the sport over the past four decades and today announced that the winners will receive one million prize, which represents another milestone," said Stacey Allaster, president of the WTA and CEO. "One of the major events in professional tennis for just this attention to the players and the willingness to innovate and expand the boundaries of success," he added.

Adam Helfant, President of the ATP, said: "The ATP World Tour is stronger than ever - both on the track and in economic terms. It's great that events like this are at the forefront in recognizing the players in this way by the great interest and value will continue to promote the sport.'s awards a million dollars is a testament to the growth and success of the event which is held for more than 35 years. "


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