BNP Paribas’ long history of support for the sport of tennis began with our sponsorship of the French Open in 1973. Since then, BNP Paribas has become one of the top sponsors of professional tennis tournaments across the globe.
BNP Paribas Open
BNP Paribas’ premier tennis event in the US is the BNP Paribas Open, which the Bank has sponsored since 2009. The BNP Paribas Open is a two-week combined ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier event featuring the top men and women professional players in the world. This tournament, known as the Grand Slam of the West, is held each year at the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Southern California. In 2014, the event attracted over 430,000 fans.
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Davis Cup and Fed Cup
BNP Paribas is also the title sponsor for the Davis Cup and Fed Cup. More than 130 countries participate in the Davis Cup for men, and 80 countries participate in the Fed Cup for women. The US is a regular host country for these leading team tournaments organized by the International Tennis Foundation.
Bank of the West Classic
Bank of the West, a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas, has been the title sponsor of the Bank of the West Classic since 1992. Launched in 1971, the longest-running women’s-only tennis event in the world settled in its current home of Stanford University at the Taube Family Tennis Center in 1997.