While everyone in Palm Spings is preparing for the 2017 BNP Paribas Open, which begins Tuesday, March 7, Bloomberg’s Gerald Marzorati explains why he believes the tournament “is the most resplendent place on earth to watch tennis.”
“For pure tennis joy, nothing beats Palm Springs, Calif., in March.”
In addition to the “alluring atmosphere” and breathtaking views, he highlights that the top 10 players on both the men’s and women’s sides are slated to be playing this year, from Serena Williams and Andy Murray to Johanna Konta and Gael Monfils. Those 20 players have won a combined 78 Grand Slam singles titles, as well as 15 singles trophies at the BNP Paribas Open in the past. It makes the 2017 tournament the most coveted of the young season.
For more information about the tournament, visit the BNP Paribas Open website.