Aryna Sabalenka in the final of the 2020 WTA Abu Dhabi Women's Tennis Open, UAE
Aryna Sabalenka in the final of the 2020 WTA Abu Dhabi Women's Tennis Open, UAE | (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

WTA Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open 2022 | Latest Tennis Schedules & Draws

  • Top Seeds: Barbora Krejcikova, Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Anett Kontaveit
  • Defending Champion: Paula Badosa
  • Britwatch: Emma Raducanu (Main draw), Heather Watson, Katie Boulter, Harriet Dart (Qualifying)
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INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA USA – The first leg of the Spring US hard court swing is upon us with Paula Badosa looking to back up last autumn’s win.

 

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Tournament Fast Facts

Level WTA 1000
Surface Hard (O)
Singles Draw 128
Doubles Draw 32
Prize Money $8,584,055
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Top seeds [1] Barbora Krejcikova

[2] Aryna Sabalenka

[3] Iga Swiatek

[4] Anett Kontaveit

[5] Paula Badosa

[6] Maria Sakkari

[7] Karolina Pliskova

[8] Garbiñe Muguruza

Top Half [1] Barbora Krejcikova

[7] Karolina Pliskova

[3] Iga Swiatek

[8] Garbiñe Muguruza

Bottom Half [5] Paula Badosa

[4] Anett Kontaveit

[6] Maria Sakkari

[2] Aryna Sabalenka

 

Draw & Results

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Order of Play
Singles
Doubles
Qualifying

 

Prize Money
Winner $1,231,245
Finalist $646,110
Semi-finalist $343,985
Quarter-finalist $179,940
Fourth Round $94,575
Third Round $54,400
Second Round $30,130
First Round $18,200

 

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[2] Aryna Sabalenka

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Tournament Best Performance: Fourth Round (2019)

Sabalenka has been one of the most consistent players on the tour in past years, but it feels like a middling start to her season so far, with a decent enough run to the fourth round of the Australian Open, and a best of the quarter-final in Doha.

It has been a while since Sabalenka has been here, with her best run to the fourth round coming pre-pandemic.

Sabalenka’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: BYE
  • R2: Jasmine Paolini ¦ H2H: Tied at 1-1 (incl. ITF)
  • R3: Viktorija Golubic [31] ¦ H2h: Tied at 1-1
  • R4: Victoria Azarenka [13] ¦ H2H: Sabalenka leads 3-1
  • QF: Maria Sakkari [6] ¦ H2H: Sabalenka leads 4-2
  • SF: Anett Kontaveit [4] ¦ H2H: Sabalenka leads 4-0
  • F: Iga Swiatek [3] ¦ H2H: Tied at 1-1

 

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[3] Iga Swiatek

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Tournament Best Performance: Fourth Round (2021)

With the exception of Dubai it has been a strong start to the season for Iga Swiatek, who reached the Adelaide and Australian Open, before going on to win in Doha.

The slow gritty surface at Indian Wells is not everyone’s friend, but last year, the autumn conditions saw Swiatek reach the fourth round so it will be interesting to see how she goes in its usual time slot.

Swiatek’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: BYE
  • R2: Anhelina Kalinina ¦ H2H: First Meeting
  • R3: Clara Tauson [29] ¦ H2H: Swiatek leads 1-0
  • R4: Angelique Kerber [15] ¦ H2H: First Meeting
  • QF: Garbiñe Muguruza [8] ¦ H2H: Muguruza leads 1-0
  • SF: Barbora Krejcikova [1] ¦ H2H: Swiatek leads 2-0
  • F: Aryna Sabalenka [2] ¦ H2H: Tied at 1-1

 

[4] Anett Kontaveit

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Tournament Best Performance: Quarter-final (2021)

Kontaveit’s end to last season with a double-title run saw her go on to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Finals, and her form has continued in much the same vein, reaching finals in Doha and Sydney and winning in Saint Petersburg. Only her early exit in Australia was a fly in the ointment so far.

Kontaveit’s Path to the Final (Ranking/Seeding)

  • R1: BYE
  • R2: Elena-Gabriela Ruse ¦ H2H: Kontaveit leads 1-0
  • R3: Marketa Vondrousova [30] ¦ H2H: Vondrousova leads 2-1
  • R4: Jessica Pegula [14] ¦ H2H: Pegula leads 1-0
  • QF: Paula Badosa [5] ¦ H2H: Kontaveit leads 1-0
  • SF: Aryna Sabalenka [2] ¦ H2H: Sabalenka leads 4-0
  • F: Barbora Krejcikova [1] ¦ H2H: Tied at 1-1

The BNP Paribas Open take place between 9-20 March – (GMT -8 hours).

 

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