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Indian Wells 2023: When is it, who is competing and what is the prize money?


The BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells 2023 is on the horizon, as the players are headed to the desert for the first half of the sunshine double.

Within tennis, Indian Wells is affectionately regarded as ‘the fifth Grand Slam’ due it’s size and prestige, so it’s an event that will always cause plenty of excitement.

Join Tennishead as we tell you everything you need to know ahead of the tournament.

When is Indian Wells 2023?

The main draw of the 2023 edition of Indian Wells, or the BNP Paribas Open as it is also known, will take place from Wednesday 8th March, with the tournament coming to a close on Sunday 19th March.

Day session matches are set to start at 7pm UK time (11am local time), with night sessions getting underway at 2am UK time (6pm local time).

Before the main draw start, the Eisenhower Cup, which is a charity exhibition event, will take place on Stadium 2 on Tuesday 7th March.

This year the ‘Tie Break Tens’ competition will feature eight mixed doubles teams, including Emma Raducanu and Cameron Norrie.

Players competing at Indian Wells 2023

The Indian Wells singles events comprise of a 96-player draw, for both men and women.

Like Grand Slams, there are 32 seeds, however all of the seeds receive a bye to the second round at Indian Wells.

Novak Djokovic stands as top seed in the men’s draw, however his participation is currently up in the air due to his vaccination status.

Unvaccinated foreigners are currently unable to enter the US, however Djokovic confirmed that he applied for a ‘special permit’ and is awaiting the outcome of his application.

The 2019 champion Dominic Thiem has received a wildcard for the event, as he returns to the desert for the first time since lifting the title.

Here are the full list of men’s seeds for Indian Wells 2023:

Seed Name Current Ranking Entry Ranking
1 Novak Djokovic 1 1
2 Carlos Alcaraz 2 2
3 Stefanos Tsitsipas 3 3
4 Casper Ruud 4 4
5 Taylor Fritz 5 8
6 Andrey Rublev 6 5
7 Daniil Medvedev 7 12
8 Felix Auger-Aliassime 9 7
9 Holger Rune 10 9
10 Hubert Hurkacz 11 10
11 Cameron Norrie 12 11
12 Jannik Sinner 13 17
13 Karen Khachanov 14 13
14 Frances Tiafoe 15 14
15 Alexander Zverev 16 16
16 Pablo Carreno Busta 17 15
17 Lorenzo Musetti 18 18
18 Borna Coric 20 23
19 Alex de Minaur 22 25
20 Tommy Paul 23 19
21 Matteo Berrettini 24 22
22 Grigor Dimitrov 25 29
23 Roberto Bautista Agut 27 24
24 Daniel Evans 28 30
25 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 29 32
26 Denis Shapovalov 30 27
27 Miomir Kecmanovic 31 33
28 Francisco Cerundolo 32 31
29 Botic van de Zandschulp 33 35
30 Yoshihito Nishioka 34 34
31 Sebastian Baez 35 47
32 Maxime Cressy 36 51

 

Meanwhile, Iga Swiatek headlines the women’s field as she looks to retain her title, but will face tough competition from Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka amongst others.

Emma Raducanu received a wildcard for the event, but has since achieved direct entry so will no longer need that privilege.

Here are the full list of women’s seeds for Indian Wells 2023:

Seed Name Seeding Ranking Entry Ranking
1 Iga Swiatek 1 1
2 Aryna Sabalenka 2 2
3 Jessica Pegula 3 4
4 Ons Jabeur 4 3
5 Caroline Garcia 5 5
6 Coco Gauff 6 6
7 Maria Sakkari 7 7
8 Daria Kasatkina 8 8
9 Belinda Bencic 9 9
10 Elena Rybakina 10 10
11 Veronika Kudermetova 11 11
12 Liudmila Samsonova 12 19
13 Beatriz Haddad Maia 13 14
14 Victoria Azarenka 14 16
15 Petra Kvitova 15 13
16 Barbora Krejcikova 16 30
17 Karolina Pliskova 17 20
18 Ekaterina Alexandrova 18 17
19 Madison Keys 20 24
20 Magda Linette 21 22
21 Paula Badosa 22 21
22 Shuai Zhang 23 23
23 Qinwen Zheng 24 29
24 Martina Trevisan 25 25
25 Jelena Ostapenko 26 12
26 Petra Martic 27 34
27 Anastasia Potapova 28 44
28 Anhelina Kalinina 29 31
29 Marie Bouzkova 30 26
30 Donna Vekic 31 33
31 Leylah Fernandez 32 39
32 Amanda Anisimova 34 36

Last year’s winners

Californian Taylor Fritz became the first American man to win the Indian Wells singles title since Andre Agassi last year after beating Rafael Nadal in the final.

Here is the full list of Indian Wells champions from 2022:

  • Men’s singles – Taylor Fritz (USA)
  • Women’s singles – Iga Swiatek (POL)
  • Men’s doubles – John Isner (USA) & Jack Sock (USA)
  • Women’s doubles – Xu Yifan (CHN) & Yang Zhaoxuan (CHN)

Where is Indian Wells 2023 held?

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is located near Palm Springs, California. The grounds host 29 hard courts, including the second largest tennis-specific stadium in the world with a capacity of 16,100.

Where to watch Indian Wells 2023?

Indian Wells is exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom.

Ranking points and prize money breakdown

Round ATP Points WTA Points Prize Money
Winner 1000 points 1000 points $1,262,220
Finalist 600 points 650 points $662,360
Semi-finalists 360 points 390 points $352,635
Quarter-finalists 180 points 215 points $184,465
4th round 90 points 120 points $96,955
3rd round 45 points 65 points $55,770
2nd round 25 points 35 points $30,885
1st round 10 points 10 points $18,660

Can I purchase tickets for Indian Wells 2023?

Buy tickets for Indian Wells 2023 via the tournament website. 

How can I follow Indian Wells 2023?

Keep up to date with the Indian Wells 2023 on the official tournament website and the official tournament Twitter.

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