Last Updated on March 21, 2023
The Indian Wells tennis tournament also known as BNP Paribas Open for sponsorship reasons is a professional tournament and part of the ATP 1000 and WTA 1000 events on the ATP and WTA tour that will take place on the hard courts of Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, United States
The sports complex has 29 courts, including a permanent center arena for 16,100 spectators. It ranks second in the ranking of the largest permanent tennis facilities.
In 2013, the Indian Wells organizers decided to upgrade the facilities and build a new high-capacity court. As a result, another one for 8,000 spectators was erected near the central arena. After these modifications, the BNP Paribas Open became the most visited tournament after the Majors. During the reconstruction, the color of the courts was changed. Now there is a Pro Purple color covering first used exactly at the WTA Indian Wells. The peculiarity of this coloring is that purple color goes well with yellow, the color of the ball.
The 2023 BNP Paribas Open is the 49th edition of the tournament for men and the 34th edition for women. It will take place from 8 to 19 March 2023.
ATP & WTA Indian Wells Prize Money
The prize money purse at the BNP Paribas Open has seen a small increase for the 2023 tennis season. The total prize money came to – $17,600,000, up 5.27% from 2022.
Since 2012, the BNP Paribas Open has been offering the same prize money to both male and female competitors in the singles and doubles competitions, amounting to a total of $8,800,000 shared between the two tours.
The champion in Indian Wells will receive just over 14% of that total $1,262,220 if he wins the trophy. The runner-up will receive a healthy payout, pocketing $662,360 for her efforts. There is a significant drop off in prize money after the semi-final stage, with the two losing players in that round taking home $352,635 each. Those eliminated in the quarter-finals will receive $184,465 for their efforts. First-round losers will walk away with $18,660.
The below tables give you a full breakdown of prize money for the Masters event in Indian Wells this year.
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ATP & WTA Indian Wells Prize Money History
In the table below we have collected data on how prize money in this tournament has changed in recent years.
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ATP Indian Wells Entry List Will Be Headed By Carlos Alcaraz
The event will feature the participation of notable figures of American tennis such as Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul, and Maxime Cressy among others.
In singles, the trophy will be contested by 96 athletes, while 32 will take part in the doubles event. The top seeds are the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The last event in 2022 was won by Taylor Fritz, beating Rafael Nadal in the final. An American tennis player, Taylor Fritz, will defend his title this year.
- Carlos Alcaraz
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Casper Ruud
- Taylor Fritz
- Daniil Medvedev
- Andrey Rublev
- Holger Rune
- Félix Auger-Aliassime
- Hubert Hurkacz
- Cameron Norrie
- Jannik Sinner
- Alexander Zverev
- Karen Khachanov
- Frances Tiafoe
- Pablo Carreño Busta
- Alex de Minaur
- United States Tommy Paul
- Borna Ćorić
- Lorenzo Musetti
- Matteo Berrettini
- Grigor Dimitrov
- Roberto Bautista Agut
- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
- Daniel Evans
- Denis Shapovalov
- Miomir Kecmanović
- Francisco Cerúndolo
- Botic van de Zandschulp
- Yoshihito Nishioka
- Sebastián Báez
- Tallon Griekspoor
- Maxime Cressy
WTA Indian Wells Entry List Will Be Headed By Iga Swiatek
The event will feature the participation of notable figures of American tennis such as Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff, Madison Keys, and Amanda Anisimova among others.
In singles, the trophy will be contested by 96 athletes, while 32 will take part in the doubles event. The top seeds are the Pole Iga Swiatek and Belorussian Aryna Sabalenka.
The last event in 2022 was won by Iga Swiatek, beating Maria Sakkari in the final. A Polish tennis player, Iga Swiatek, will defend her title this year.
- Iga Świątek
- Aryna Sabalenka
- Jessica Pegula
- Ons Jabeur
- Caroline Garcia
- Coco Gauff
- Maria Sakkari
- Daria Kasatkina
- Belinda Bencic
- Elena Rybakina
- Veronika Kudermetova
- Liudmila Samsonova
- Beatriz Haddad Maia
- Victoria Azarenka
- Petra Kvitová
- Barbora Krejčíková
- Karolína Plíšková
- Ekaterina Alexandrova
- Madison Keys
- Magda Linette
- Paula Badosa
- Zhang Shuai
- Martina Trevisan
- Jeļena Ostapenko
- Petra Martić
- Anastasia Potapova
- Anhelina Kalinina
- Marie Bouzková
- Donna Vekić
- Leylah Fernandez
- Amanda Anisimova
- Bianca Andreescu
ATP & WTA Indian Wells: History Of The Competition
Players usually come to these competitions with varying amounts of playing practice and from different continents. Some ground amateurs participate in championships held in Latin America. Other players go to Arab countries for good money. Some perform in Europe, and some stay temporarily at the training base, getting in shape for the ATP Indian Wells.
Tennis players have been coming to Indian Wells since 1987, and before that the organizers invited players to other cities:
- Tucson, Arizona, hosted the event in 1974 and 1975.
- Then, for three seasons, the event moved to California, but not to Indian Wells, but to Palm Springs.
- In 1979 and 1980, the leading tennis players were scheduled to compete in another California city, Rancho Mirage, but the tournament was eventually canceled during the 1980 season due to heavy rains. By the way, weather often prevented players from showing their high level.
- Then, up to and including 1986, the tournament was based in La Quinta, also in California.
- Since 1987, the organizers have run the competition in Indian Wells.
Women’s tennis players first came to California in 1989. Until 1996, the men’s and women’s tournaments were held at different times, after which it was decided to combine them.
Since the 2009 season, the general sponsor of the championship is the financial conglomerate BNP Paribas – one of the four leading banks in France. In spite of the fact that the main activity of the corporation is in Europe, it has a large structural division in California – the Bank of the West. It was founded in 1980, now it has more than 60 branches in the U.S. with revenues of $ 2 billion.
Championship matches are played on the Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s hard courts. The complex’s central stadium can hold 16,100 spectators, more than only Arthur Ashe Arena at the U.S. Open.
Since 1990, the Indian Wells ATP has been considered one of the top tournaments on the men’s tour after the majors.
ATP 1000 Indian Wells Ranking Points
The below tables give you a full breakdown of ranking points across the ATP 1000 event in Indian Wells.
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WTA 1000 Indian Wells Ranking Points
The below tables give you a full breakdown of ranking points across the WTA 1000 event in Indian Wells.
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