The Indian Wells Open also known as BNP Paribas Open is a WTA1000 level tournament. Paribas Open is a professional men’s and women’s tennis tournament. The event will start on 9th March and ends on 20th March 2022. This will be a 96S/ 32D draw event. It is the 33rd of the women’s event and is classified as a WTA 1000 event on the 2022 WTA Tour. Tournament held in 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 of New York, USA.
World no.1 Ashleigh Barty withdraws from Indian Wells and also from the next tournament Miami open. She expected to come in April. While 2018 champion and currently ranked world no. 44 Naomi Osaka gets a wildcard entry to Indian Wells. The Singles champion of 2021 was Paula Badosa from Spain. Doubles champion of 2021 was SU-Wei Hsieh from Chinese Taipei and Elise Mertens from Belgium. Barbora Krejcikova, Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek and Anett Kontaveit are top seeds in singles till now.
Indian Wells 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 defending champion Paula Badosa from Spain in the semifinal. Swiatek wins the 11th straight match and hit a new career ranking of world no. 2 after the final. This is the 5th WTA tour singles title of her career and 2nd WTA1000 consecutive title (1st one was WTA 1000 Qatar Open). Swiatek also claims 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.
Paribas Open Prize Money
In 2021, the prize money of WTA1000 was $8,761,725 where the singles winner got $1,209,730 with 1000 ranking points and the doubles winner got $414,500. This year in 2022 prize money will be $8,369,455.