The highly awaited unofficial fifth grand slam of the year is finally here. Read the article to know all up-to-date info related to the upcoming WTA Indian Wells 2023.
The WTA Indian Wells Open or WTA BNP Paribas Open is an annual women’s tennis tournament. It is a professional event authorized by WTA under their WTA Tour’s 1000 series. The event is often called the fifth grand slam by loving fans.
The upcoming 2023 WTA Tour edition of the event will mark it’s 34th official edition. It will feature a $8.8 million purse pool for 128 professional competitors. The 2022 champion, Iga Swiatek will defend her title in the coming competiton.
Defending champion, Iga Swiatek is also the 1st seed at the upcoming event. The Polish professional with 12 professional titles is the leading player of WTA singles worldwide standings. Last year, she added her career second and third grand slam title from French Open and US Open. She also recently defended her title at the 2023 Qatar Total Open.
Belarusian professional, Aryna Sabalenka is the second seed in California this week. She is ranked 2nd in the WTA singles standings. Sabalenka just won her career first grand slam title at the Australian Open, defeating Elena Rybakina in the finals. Just before that, she added Adelaide 1 win as her career 11th title.
Jessica Pegula will join the WTA Indian Wells Open 2023 as the 3rd seed. The American just reached her career-highest WTA singles ranking of 3rd in the last week of February. She started the year by helping the USA win the United Cup 2023, defeating Martina Trevisan in the finals. Pegula also recently reached her career’s first WTA 500 final at WTA Qatar Open.
When will be WTA Indian Wells 2023 be held?
- Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Time: 02:00 p.m. ET
The latest edition of the WTA Indian Open is announced to begin from Wednesday, March 8, 2023. The first day will begin with day session games starting at 02:00 p.m. ET. Following this, the event session will initiate at 09:00 p.m. ET.
WTA Indian Wells Open 2023 Schedule:
|Round of 128||Wednesday, March 8 – Thursday, March 9||02:00 p.m. ET, 09:00 p.m. ET|
|Round of 64||Friday, March 10 – Saturday, March 11||02:00 p.m. ET, 09:00 p.m. ET|
|Round of 32||Sunday, March 12 – Monday, March 13||02:00 p.m. ET, 09:00 p.m. ET|
|Round of 16||Tuesday, March 14||TBD|
|Quarterfinals||Wednesday, March 15||TBD|
|Semifinals||Friday, March 17||TBD|
|Final||Sunday, March 19||TBD|
How to watch the tennis event on TV?
- beIN Sport
- Tennis Channel
The WTA Indian Wells 2023 will be available on tv through the beIN Sports channel in Australia. While in Canada, it will be aired live on TSN. America’s definitive tennis platform, Tennis Channel will provide a live broadcasts of the upcoming event as usual.
How to Live Stream WTA Indian Wells 2023?
- Amazon Prime Video
- Tennis Channel
Tennis fans in the UK will be able to access a live stream of the California-based WTA 1000 series event on Amazon Prime Video. For fans outside the UK, VPN will be required to bypass Prime Video’s geo-restriction. While in the USA, the tennis channels will provide live streams on their official website along with additional news and scoreboards.
Where will the event be held?
- Venue: Indian Wells Tennis Garden
- Location: Indian Wells, California
Like the previous editions, the upcoming WTA Indian Wells 2023 will be played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. It is a popular American tennis facility featuring two outdoor stadiums with a hard court. The facility also boasts over 24,000 seat capacity and is located in Indian Wells, California.
WTA Indian Wells 2023 Seeds:
The full seed list of the WTA Indian Wells Open 2023 is listed below –