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BNP Paribas Open Expands Men’s Field In Oct 2021; Fans, Media, Staff Will Have To Have Covid-19 Vaccines To Get Into Tennis Garden

Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts while playing Zarina Diyas, of Kazakhstan, during the first round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Crystal Chatham) August 10th 2021 @ap.images
Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts while playing Zarina Diyas, of Kazakhstan, during the first round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Crystal Chatham) August 10th 2021 @ap.images

The BNP Paribas Open has expanded its 2021 men’s competition from one week to two.

 

The tournament will be held October 4th through the 17th 2021  at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

 

The last time the BNP Paribas Open was played in Indian Wells was March of 2019.

 

The tournament was cancelled in the Spring of 2020 and Springs 2021 due to Covid-19.

 

So, you have 96 players, and 32 doubles teams on the ladies side, and now the exact same number on the men’s aside.

 

The BNP Paribas Open will require all fans, staff, sponsors, media, and vendors to show valid proof of full Covid-19 vaccination in order to enter the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

 

In addition, depending on the COVID-19 conditions at the time of the tournament, additional testing as well as mask mandates in certain seating areas may be required by the Riverside County Public Health Department and the State of California. 

 

The guidelines for the players are governed by the protocols established by their respective governing bodies, the WTA and ATP Tours.

 

Tickets are on sale and fans can visit  bnpparibasopen.com/tickets to learn more. 

 

Additional information related to health and safety protocols will be shared on bnpparibasopen.com and fans are encouraged to sign-up for email updates to stay up to date with information pertaining to the tournament this fall.

Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts while playing Zarina Diyas, of Kazakhstan, during the first round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Crystal Chatham) August 10th 2021

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