Carlos Alcaraz Takes World No. 1 Ranking Into The Miami Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The sun was setting in the desert, and dark clouds were gathering, but Carlos Alcaraz was walking jauntily down a hallway in Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open. He had finished ahead of the storm and everything else on his way to the trophy in Indian Wells, securing the title … Read more

Pam Shriver’s Fight to End Sex Abuse in Women’s Tennis

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — It was late in the afternoon of an early round at the BNP Paribas Open in the California desert, and Pam Shriver was having a day. There had been practice and strategy sessions with Donna Vekic, the talented 26-year-old Croat she has been helping coach since October. She had been going … Read more

The Carlos Alcaraz Show Returns to Raves

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — It’s a pretty easygoing crowd at the BNP Paribas Open in the heart of the Coachella Valley. Spectators soak up the sun. They wander the grounds while gazing at the mountains. They drink cheap beer priced expensively. Sometimes they watch tennis. Often they don’t. And then Saturday night rolled around, and … Read more

At Indian Wells, the Players Have a Playground of Their Own

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — More than $100 million have been spent building a tennis temple in the California desert with its two main stadiums, dozens of other courts, gargantuan video wall, courtyard full of restaurants and murals honoring past champions. But many players’ favorite spot at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is the one place … Read more

CVC Capital Partners Will Invest $150 Million in WTA

SAN DIEGO — CVC Capital Partners, a global private equity firm that once owned the Formula 1 racing series and has remained a major sports investor, is joining forces with women’s professional tennis. The WTA announced Tuesday that CVC had become a commercial partner after making a $150 million investment that would give CVC a … Read more