The 2013 final of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, the world's number one women's team tennis competition, will see Italy's ladies take on the Russian national team in a sell-out match in the Sardinian city of Cagliari on 2-3 November.
By supporting this competition, which this year attracted entries from 97 countries, BNP Paribas is helping to bring top women's tennis to a wider audience and also projecting the BNP Paribas brand across the world. The BNP Paribas Group is represented in Italy by BNL BNP Paribas Group, a long-established institution in the Italian banking and financial sector.
BNL offers its clients a broad range of products and services in the banking, financial and insurance fields. This mix of both traditional and highly innovative products is designed to meet the needs of all BNL customers, from individual account-holders to private banking clients, plus business clients and government agencies. BNL BNP Paribas Group currently serves close to 3 million individual customers, 160,000 self-employed professionals and some 43,000 business clients and public institutions.
For over 40 years, BNP Paribas has pursued a consistent policy of sponsoring tennis at all levels. The Group's commitment to the sport embraces not only the professional game but also includes support for local family clubs, social tennis, schools tennis and wheelchair tennis. This global policy provides unrivalled opportunities to share the best of tennis both with a wide public and with local clients. The Group is delighted to have forged and to maintain a close relationship between the BNP Paribas brand and tennis fans all over the world.
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) has a presence in nearly 80 countries with 190,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.
BNP Paribas and tennis
In 2013 BNP Paribas is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its partnership with Tennis. This long-term commitment has, over the years, been extended to all types and levels of tennis all over the world, including both individual and team competitions, wheelchair tennis, local family clubs, and from coaching for beginners to the major pro tournaments. Based on this long experience, BNP Paribas has also launched the wearetennis.com website, a meeting-point where tennis fans from all over the world can follow the latest news from the ATP, WTA and ITF circuits. BNP Paribas is today the world number one partner of tennis.
Professionnel Tennis: Main sponsor of Roland Garros, Title sponsor of the TEB-BNP Paribas WTA Championships, sponsor of 4 ATP Masters 1000 (BNP Paribas Masters – Paris , Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, Internazionali BNL d'Italia - Rome & BNP Paribas Open - Indian Wells ), Title sponsor of the Davis Cup and the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, Partner of the Brussels Open with BNP Paribas Fortis, of the Bank of the West Classic - California, of the Grand Prix Hassan II - Casablanca, of the Grand Prix SARS Leila Meriem - Fès, of the 'Open 13 - Marseille, of the Moselle Open, of the BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open, of the AEGON Championships - London, of the Open de Nice, of the Open Sud de France…
Exhibitions: BNP Paribas Showdown – NYC et HK, BNP Paribas tennis classic - Hurlingham, BNP Paribas Zurich Open
Wheelchair Tennis: BNP Paribas Open, BNP Paribas World Team Cup….
Academic & Rising Star Tennis: Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, Master'U BNP Paribas, BNP Paribas Cup, BNP Paribas National Tennis Academy of Dublin, BNP Paribas Junior Tennis Masters-Athens….
Amateur Tennis: Sponsor of the BNP Paribas family trophy and more than 550 tournaments accross the world. Working through partnerships with more than 20 national tennis federations. Engaged with tens charities like “fête le mur” as well as mainspring of many social projects attached to tennis.