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11 months ago | gizem

What is the "Sunshine Double" in tennis?

The "Sunshine Double" in tennis refers to the rare and prestigious achievement of winning both the BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells Masters) and the Miami Open in the same year. These two tournaments are back-to-back events held in the United States during the early spring hard court season.

  • BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells Masters): The BNP Paribas Open is held annually in Indian Wells, California, and is one of the most significant tournaments outside the four Grand Slam events. It takes place in March and attracts a star-studded field of top players from around the world.
  • Miami Open: The Miami Open, also known as the Miami Masters, is another premier hard court tournament held in Miami, Florida, immediately following the BNP Paribas Open. It is usually scheduled in late March or early April.

Both tournaments are part of the ATP Tour for men and the WTA Tour for women, and they are known for their high-level competition and large draw sizes. Winning both tournaments in the same year requires exceptional consistency, skill, and endurance, as players have to perform at a high level over a period of two weeks.

The term "Sunshine Double" highlights the connection between the two prestigious hard court events, and achieving this double victory is a rare accomplishment in professional tennis. As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, a few players have managed to achieve the "Sunshine Double" in their careers, but it remains a difficult feat due to the intense competition and demanding nature of the tournaments.