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Indian Wells again hosts world's best tennis players for two weeks
Indian Wells again hosts world's best tennis players for two weeks

If you are heading to the desert for some tennis viewing over the next 12 days, get ready for more of the same. In the case of the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, that's not a bad thing. There will be some radical differences in the physical plant, where there has been an estimated $70 million in improvements, including a new enclosed Stadium 2, plus palm trees and walkways and shady areas galore. This event, designated by the pro tours as the next notch below the four majors and bringing near-mandatory participation, has generally taken the approach of sparing no expense to get better. That has been the case since it moved to its massive 16,100-seat Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the...

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