The BNP Paribas Open — the first major North American stop on the ATP and WTA calendars, will be held March 4-17, 2013 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. It will feature a field highlighted by nine former BNP Paribas Open champions and 13 Grand Slam champions.
Men’s commitments: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic (winner: 2008, 2011), defending champion and World No. 2 Roger Federer (winner: 2004-2006, 2012), Andy Murray, David Ferrer, Rafael Nadal (winner: 2007, 2009), David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Janko Tipsarevic, and Richard Gasquet.
Women’s commitments: Victoria Azarenka (winner: 2012), Maria Sharapova (2006), Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber, Li Na, Sara Errani, Petra Kvitova, Sam Stosur, Caroline Wozniacki (2011), Jelena Jankovic (2010), Ana Ivanovic (2008), Daniela Hantuchova (2002, 2007), Francesca Schiavone, and Svetlana Kuznetsova.
Other slots: The qualifying tournament will be held March 4-6, 2013. Wildcards will also be announced in the coming weeks.
Tournament info: Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office (800-999-1585) or www.bnpparibasopen.com.