BNP Paribas Open

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The 2015 BNP Paribas Open began this weekend in Indian Wells. The event, voted the best tournament in 2014 by the players, features the world’s top ranked tennis players. Serena Williams, the enigmatic number one ranked woman, reappeared after a fourteen year hiatus. The men’s top seeds, Novac Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal advanced as did  Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic on the lady’s side. Orange County tennis players and fans, and an especially large contingent of Palisades Tennis Club members, turned out for the first weekend. The tournament, attended by over 430,000 fans last year,  is the largest event in the desert.  The winners take home checks for $1 million.

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Palisades Members — Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Palisades Members
— Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Rafael Nadal — Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Rafael Nadal
— Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Maria Sharapova — Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Maria Sharapova
— Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Serena Williams — Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Serena Williams
— Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Roger Federer — Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
Roger Federer
— Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
BNP Paribas Stadium — Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
BNP Paribas Stadium
— Photo by Lawrence Sherwin ©
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