The third of four events in the Oracle Challenger Series tennis tournament will take place in Newport Beach, California, on January 21. Bradley Klahn and Lauren Davis, the current Challenger Series leaders, will play in the tournament, along with other top competitors from the earlier tournaments. Winners of the men’s and women’s events will each earn $150,000 in prize money and improve their positions on the Challenger Series leaderboard.
The final tournament will take place February 25 through March 3 in Indian Wells, California, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which is owned by Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison.
Oracle launched the Challenger Series to help more tennis players compete at a high level here in the United States. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from players and fans, and Oracle is committed to the Series in 2019. Newport Beach and Indian Wells are terrific venues for winter tennis. We’d love to see a big turnout from fans.”
– Oracle CEO Mark Hurd
The Newport Beach and Indian Wells tournaments will help determine which players will earn wild-card berths for the 2019 BNP Paribas Open, which will also be held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The two men and two women atop the Challenger Series leaderboard at the end of the series will advance to the BNP Paribas Open.