Tennis Superwomen Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep to play the Eisenhower Cup 2022 prior to Indian Wells Open

The Eisenhower Cup returns after a hiatus and will see top stars Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep and Paula Badosa will feature at the tournament this year.

Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Paula Badosa
Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Paula Badosa

Naomi Osaka, the 2018 BNP Paribas Open winner, will be the star attraction at this year’s Eisenhower Cup, which will be hosted on March 8 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s Stadium 2. The 2022 BNP Paribas Open will also see the reintroduction of the Eisenhower Cup, a one-night Tie Break Tens exhibition tournament that originally took place in 2019 before the WTA 1000 event.

The event will also include high-profile players Simona Halep, Aryna Sabalenka, Paula Badosa, Maria Sakkari, and Ons Jabeur, as well as Leylah Fernandez, the runner-up at the 2021 US Open. Another name is anticipated to be added to the field of eight in the following days.

This year’s version will be particularly special because it will take place on International Women’s Day and will include other notable female athletes. As a result, it will be a tournament in which women will dominate tennis. In addition, all ticket earnings from this year’s event will go to local women’s charities.

BNP Paribas Open tournament director Tommy Haas expressed his enthusiasm at the event’s return, saying spectators can anticipate scintillating tennis from some of the “brightest stars” in the women’s game. “We are thrilled that The Eisenhower Cup will return to serve as a kickoff to the BNP Paribas Open and raise funds for such a worthwhile cause,” Hass remarked.

“Tennis fans will get to see the brightest stars of the WTA Tour in action during this unique and fun event, and we thank all of these incredible players for their participation. What a perfect way to welcome everyone to another year in Tennis Paradise,” added Haas.

A much awaited comeback from Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka will make her come back to tennis at the BNP Paribas Open, where she was given a wildcard. After failing to defend her title at the 2022 Australian Open, the former champion is ranked No. 80 in the WTA rankings. She has chosen a very exciting tournament for her return as women’s power will be displayed at Indian Wells this year.

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