The Indian Wells Open is also known as BNP Paribas Open and Indian Wells Masters, which is a WTA1000-level tournament. Paribas Open is a professional men’s and women’s tennis tournament. Indian Wells 2023 starts on 8th March and ends on 19th March 2022. This will be a 96S/ 32D draw event. It is the 34th of the women’s event and is classified as a WTA 1000 event on the 2022 WTA Tour.
The tournament is held on the hard court surface of Indian wells Tennis Garden, California, United State of America. Court has a capacity of 16,100 which is the second largest outdoor tennis stadium in the world after Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, USA.
BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament
The WTA Indian Wells Masters, also known as the BNP Paribas Open, is one of the premier tennis events on professional men’s and women’s tours. It has been held annually since 1989 (ATP 1974) and is the largest tennis tournament in the world outside of the four Grand Slams. The tournament takes place in Indian Wells, California, USA, and is part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Mandatory events.
|Location||Indian Wells, California UNITED STATES|
|Venue||Indian Wells Tennis Garden|
|Tour category||WTA 1000|
|Draw||96 S, 32 D|
Indian Wells Masters 2023 Results
In singles, Revenging the defeat suffered at the Australian Open, the Kazakh Elena Rybakina, reigning Wimbledon champion, beat the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka to win her first title in the prestigious WTA 1000 tournament in Indian Wells. Rybakina, tenth in the world, beat Sabakenka 7-6 (11/13), 6-4 in two hours and three minutes on the center court of the Californian tournament.
The women’s doubles title was won by Czechs Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova. In the final, the best doubles pair in recent years in women’s tennis defeated the Brazilian-German duo Beatriz Haddad Maia/Laura Siegemund 6:1, 6:7 (4), 10-7. The winning pair won Australian Open earlier this year together.
BNP Paribas Open 2022 Winners
In singles, seeded no. 3 Polish star Iga Swiatek won the 2022 Indian Wells Open on 20th March. She defeated seeded no. 8 Greek star Maria Sakkari by straight sets (6-4, 6-1). Polish star got a victory against 2021 champion Paula Badosa from Spain in the semifinal. This was the 5th WTA tour singles title of her career and the 2nd WTA1000 consecutive title (the 1st one was the WTA 1000 Qatar Open). Swiatek also claimed a new record as she is the only Polish star to claim Indian wells.
In doubles, Unseeded Chinese pair Yifan Xu and Zhaoxuan Yang win the doubles championship. Champions won their title against Asia Muhammad from the USA and Ena Shibahara from Japan with (7-5,7-6) straight sets. Chinese pair got their entry just 30 minutes before the draw after Barbora Krejcikova withdraws and were lucky enough to win their 1st team title and biggest career title.
Indian Wells History and Previous Winners
BNP Paribas Open History
The women’s tournament was previously called
- The Virginia Slims of Indian Wells (1989–1990),
- The Virginia Slims of Palm Springs (1991),
- The Matrix Essentials Evert Cup (1992–1993),
- The Evert Cup (1994, 1999),
- The State Farm Evert Cup (1995–1998) in honor of Chris Evert,
- The Tennis Masters Series (2000–2001), and
- The Pacific Life Open (2002–2008).
In recent years, the Indian Wells tournament has continued to evolve, adding new amenities and facilities to ensure the best possible experience for players, fans, and sponsors. The tournament has also been at the forefront of technological innovations in tennis, including the use of Hawk-Eye technology and the implementation of on-court coaching.
BNP Paribas Open Previous Winners
Throughout its history, the Indian Wells tournament has seen many great champions and legendary players, including Serena Williams, Iga Swiatek, Martina Navratilova, and Maria Sharapova. The game has consistently attracted some of the biggest names in tennis and has a reputation for being one of the best-run and most prestigious events on tour.
|Year||Singles Champions||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Elena Rybakina||Barbora Krejcikova / Katerina Siniakova|
|2022||Iga Swiatek||Xu Yifan / Yang Zhaoxuan|
|2021||Paula Badosa||Hsieh Su-wei / Elise Mertens|
|2019||Bianca Andreescu||Elise Mertens / Aryna Sabalenka|
|2018||Naomi Osaka||Hsieh Su-wei / Barbora Strýcová|
|2017||Elena Vesnina||Chan Yung-jan / Martina Hingis|
|2016||Victoria Azarenka||Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Coco Vandeweghe|
|2015||Simona Halep||Martina Hingis / Sania Mirza|
|2014||Flavia Pennetta||Hsieh Su-wei / Peng Shuai|
Indian Wells Open Prize Money
Indian Wells Masters 2023 prize money will be $8,800,000. In 2022, the prize money of WTA1000 was $8,584,055 where the singles winner got $1,209,730 with 1000 ranking points and the doubles winner got $414,500. Last year, in 2022, prize money was $8,369,455. The 2023 prize money distribution is:
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
|Round 2||$30,885||$33,460||35 / 120|
Indian Wells Open 2023 Players
Australian Open champion will be featured in BNP Paribas Open 2023 along with Iga Swiatek, Elena Rybakina, and Jessica Pegula. World No. 6 Coco Gauff also headlines the list of top-ranked American hopefuls aiming to become the first United States female champion at Indian Wells since 2001.
BNP Paribas Open 2023 Singles Top seed
|2||Aryna Sabalenka (Runner-up)||2|
|10||Elena Rybakaina (Champion)||10|
Remaining Players list
|Beatriz Haddad Maia||14|
|Irina Camelia Begu||27|
Indian Wells 2023 Wild Cards
- Emma Raducanu
- Bianca Andreescu
- Karolína Muchová (Protected Ranking)
- Evgeniya Rodina (Protected Ranking)
- Patricia Maria Țig (Protected Ranking)
- Markéta Vondroušová (Protected Ranking)
Indian Wells 2023 Qualifying players
- Cristina Bucsa
- Varvara Gracheva
- Rebeka Masarova
- Diana Shnaider
- Ysaline Bonaventure
- Kamilla Rakhimova
- Lesia Tsurenko
- Rebecca Peterson
- Kimberly Birrell
- Laura Siegemund
- Katie Swan
- Erika Andreeva
- Olga Danilovic
- Arantxa Rus
- Ashlyn Krueger (wild card)
Indian Wells Doubles Main Draw
|1||Barbora Krejčiková / Kateřina Siniaková||3|
|2||Coco Gauff / Jessica Pegula||8|
|3||Lyudmyla Kichenok / Jeļena Ostapenko||18|
|4||Desirae Krawczyk / Demi Schuurs||22|
|5||Xu Yifan / Yang Zhaoxuan||25|
|6||Storm Hunter / Elise Mertens||27|
|7||Giuliana Olmos / Zhang Shuai||31|
|8||Nicole Melichar-Martinez / Ellen Perez||35|
Tickets for the WTA BNP Paribas Open | Indian wells tennis tournament can typically be purchased through the official tournament website or through visit the following links. In some cases, tickets may also be available for purchase at the venue.
From there, you can select the type of ticket you would like to purchase, such as a daily or weekly pass, and choose your preferred seating area.
There are some packages introduced which are Series Package, Mini Package, and Travel Package. Indian Wells open also introduced Single session tickets, Daily Doubles, and Group packages.