Each tournament in the Oracle Challenger Series is classified as a WTA 125 and ATP Tour Challenger event paying equal prize money at $162,000 per Tour per event – but the stake are even higher for American players. The two American men and two American women who accumulate the most points over the course of the four events in the Series receive wild cards into their respective singles main draws at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA. The chance for entry into the largest ATP Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world is a priceless accolade, and one that has encouraged rising American players from across the country to participate in the Oracle Challenger Series.
The 2019-2020 Oracle Challenger Series will begin in New Haven, CT, with additional stops to be announced. The 2018-2019 Oracle Challenger Series made stops in four cities: Chicago, Houston, Newport Beach and Indian Wells.
In the inaugural 2017-2018 Series, Americans Reilly Opelka, Bradley Klahn, Danielle Collins and Amanda Anisimova topped the Road to Indian Wells Leaderboard and earned main draw wild cards into the 2018 BNP Paribas Open. Collins and Anisimova made the most of their opportunity, as each advanced to the Round of 16.
In the 2018-2019 Oracle Challenger Series, Reilly Opelka, Donald Young, Lauren Davis and Jessica Pegula earned the four wild cards into the main draw of the 2019 BNP Paribas Open.
Each Oracle Challenger Series event consists of a 48-player singles draw, a 4-player qualifying singles draw, and a 16-team doubles draw on both the men’s and women’s side.