Indian Wells tennis tournament postponed after coronavirus confirmed

Posted at 10:34 AM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 13:34:25-04

(AP) -- The BNP Paribas Open, set to begin this week, was postponed after a case of coronavirus was confirmed in the Coachella Valley.

The Riverside County Public Health Department declared a public health emergency for the desert cities located 110 miles east of Los Angeles, including Indian Wells. That's where the ATP and WTA tours were to play the two-week tennis tournament.

Tournament director Tommy Haas says organizers are prepared to play the event on a different date and will explore options.