Indian Wells: $1.2 million on the line for singles winners

Indian Wells

Indian Wells has announced their prize money structure for the 2023 tournament with the men and women given the same allotment.

The two-week tournament in the California desert is one of a handful of events that sees both the ATP and WTA Tour’s play events in the same week.

Indian Wells, also known by its sponsored title, the BNP Paribas Open, serves as the first ATP 1000 tournament of the year and the second WTA 1000 event.

The draw for the tournament proper takes place on Monday 6 March after the conclusion of the qualifiers.

Indian Wells featured a 96-player singles field for both men and women and a 32-team doubles field as well. There is no mixed doubles event.

The order of play dictates that day sessions begin at 19:00 (GMT) and night sessions begin at 02:00 (GMT).

Men’s and women’s draw play days will alternate for the first week until Tuesday 14 March.

The quarter-finals are set to be staged across Wednesday and Thursday, while the singles semi-finals are scheduled for Friday 17 March.

The women’s doubles final will be played on Saturday 18 March from 19:00 (GMT) and will be followed by the men’s doubles championship match.

The singles final will be played on Sunday, 19 March from 21:00 (GMT), starting with the women’s match.

The 96-player draw features 32 seeds who all enjoy a bye into the second round.

Defending women’s singles champion Iga Swiatek headlines the WTA section of the Indian Wells draw.

We will know by Monday whether Novak Djokovic is granted the entry exemption that will allow him to take his place at the top of the men’s draw.

Men’s second seed Carlos Alcaraz is also an injury doubt which means that Stefanos Tsitsipas could potentially wind up being the top seed for Monday’s draw.

Defending champion Taylor Fritz leads the home hopes having cracked the top five for the first time in his career.

In the women’s draw the top home player is Jessica Pegula who has reached the last eight in each of the last five hard court WTA 1000 events.

Prize money breakdown

WTA

Champion: $1,262,220/1,000 points
Finalist: $662,360/650 points
Semifinalist: $352,635/390 points
Quarterfinalist: $184,465/215 points
Fourth Round: $96,955/120 points
Third Round: $55,670/65 points
Second Round: $30,885/35 points
First Round: $18,660/10 points

ATP

Winner: $1,262,220/1000 points
Finalist: $662,360/600 points
Semi-finalist: $352,635/260 points
Quarter-finalist: $184,465/180 points
Round of 16: $96,955/90 points
Round of 32: $55,770/45 points
Second Round: $30,855/25 points
First Round: $18,660/10 points

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