Indian Wells Masters tennis 2023 women’s schedule, dates, draw, players, prize money, live stream

Indian Wells Masters tennis 2023 women’s schedule, dates, draw, players, prize money, live stream

The BNP Paribas Open 2023, the season’s second WTA 1000 event, is currently underway from March 8-19, 2023, check out the all the women’s draw details including venue, players, schedule, prize money breakdown, and more of the Indian Wells

The women’s draw of the BNP Paribas Open 2023 features the entire top 10, with world No. 1 and defending champion Iga Swiatek leading the field.

Indian Wells Masters tennis 2023 women’s schedule, dates, draw, players, prize money, live stream telecast

Iga almost won the Dubai Tennis Championships, this season’s first WTA 1000 tournament, but lost out to Barbora Krejcikova. Sofia Kenin, the former Australian Open champion is also among the wildcard recipients.

BNP Paribas Open 2023 women’s draw

The BNP Paribas Open 2023 women’s draw began as an ATP-only event, before eventually joining the WTA tour in 1989. Initially, the women competed a week before the men. This eventually changed in 1996 and became a joint event.

The tournament received a fantastic response from its inception despite starting off as a lower-tier event. The BNP Paribas Open upgraded over the years and it is currently classified as a WTA 1000 event.

BNP Paribas Open is currently one of the most prestigious events on the tour and it is widely referred to as the “fifth Grand Slam”. Some of the notable former champions are Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Maria Sharapova, and Naomi Osaka.

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BNP Paribas Open venue

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden will serve as the venue for the 2023 BNP Paribas Open. The tournament will take place on hardcourt (Plexipave) in Indian Wells, California, United States.

BNP Paribas 2023 women’s draw players

All the seeded players in the BNP Paribas 2023 have gotten a first-round bye. The opening-round clashes will feature Sloane Stephens take on Grand Slam champion Sofia Kenin. Emma Raducanu will also face off against Danka Kovinic in the opening round.

Meanwhile, Iga Swiatek leads the top half of the draw, alongside Ons Jabeur, Victoria Azarenka, Elena Rybakina, and Caroline Garcia, Bianca Andreescu, and Beatriz Haddad Maia.

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As for the bottom half of the draw, reigning Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka headlines the list. Donna Vekic, 2021 French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova, Belinda Bencic and Coco Gauff all feature in this year’s draw.

Maria Sakkari, last year’s runner-up will likely face Katie Volynets in the second round. Petra Kvitova, Jessica Pegula and Jelena Ostapenko, are the other notable names in the bottom draw.

BNP Paribas Open 2023 women’s draw schedule

The qualifying rounds of the BNP Paribas Open already took place from March 6-7. Following which the main-draw took place the next day on March 8. After a few days break, the quarterfinals will take place from March 15-16.

The competition will then commence with the semifinals on Saturday, March 18, alongside the doubles final. The singles final is set to take place on Sunday, March 19.

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BNP Paribas Open 2023 prize money

The 2023 BNP Paribas Open has a total prize money of $8,800,000, where the winner will receive $1,262,220. Besides the prize money, the winner will also receive 1000 ranking points. Given below is a detailed breakdown of the prize money along with the ranking points for each position:

Round Prize Money Ranking Points
Champion $1,262,220 1000
Runner-up $662,360 600
Semifinalist $352,635 360
Quarterfinalist $184,465 180
Fourth Round $96,955 90
Third Round $55,670 45
Second Round $30,885 25
First Round $18,660 10

Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open 2023 how to watch

Fan across different countries can watch the live broadcast and live stream of the BNP Paribas Open on the following channels and platforms:

Country Channel/Platform
USA Tennis Channel
UK Amazon Prime Video
Australia beIN Sports
Canada TSN

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