Posted: Wed February 27, 2013 12:08AM; Updated: Wed February 27, 2013 12:08AM

BNP Paribas extends sponsorship of Calif. tourney

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INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- BNP Paribas has extended its title sponsorship of the BNP Paribas Open in the California desert through 2018.

This year's tournament, which combines the ATP and WTA tours, runs March 4-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The company began its five-year sponsorship of the Indian Wells tournament in 2009. It also sponsors the French Open, Davis Cup and Fed Cup, four ATP Masters 1000 events, and the year-end WTA Championships.

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