Monday, March 7, 2022 - Crowds as seen during qualifying at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (Jared Wickerham/BNP Paribas Open)
WTA Main Draw Begins: Main draw action at the 2022 BNP Paribas Open has officially arrived. The women will take center stage at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Wednesday as the likes of Sofia Kenin, Ajla Tomljanovic, and Caroline Garcia begin their quest to make a statement this year in Tennis Paradise. Be sure to check out the order of play for a full rundown of the thrilling action set to take place on Wednesday.
ATP Qualifying Heats Up: The final entry spots in the ATP main draw will be decided Wednesday as the men’s qualifying action moves into its final day. Two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson and veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber are among those vying for a final entry spot, while the red hot Thanasi Kokkinakis will look to build on momentum from his 2022 Australian Open Doubles title by securing a main draw bid.
Evening Entertainment with Chase Huna: The exciting music lineup at the 2022 BNP Paribas Open begins Wednesday with saxophonist Chase Huna taking to the Village Stage. The local up-and-coming artist will bring his blend of pop, electronic and contemporary jazz to Tennis Paradise in the evening to entertain fans between the afternoon and evening sessions. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and head over to the Village Stage from 4:30pm – 6:30pm to catch this special performance!
Featured WTA Match: Caroline Garcia vs. Dayana Yastremska: The first Stadium 1 evening session of the 2022 BNP Paribas Open will commence with a blockbuster of a match in the top half of the women’s draw. Former World No. 4 Garcia will take center stage against at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden against rising Ukranian Star Yastremska, who is fresh off a shock run to the finals in Lyon last week. Fans headed to the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday can expect a loaded slate of WTA action all day as the main draw gets underway.
Fan Q&A with Shelby Rogers: American Shelby Rogers will be at the Bank of the West Booth for a special session with fans. Join Rogers and other fans at the booth, located on the north side of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, for a chance to meet the WTA Top 50 star and grab a selfie with the Bank of the West Living Wall. For every selfie posted with the appropriate hashtag and tagging either @bankofthewest or @bnpparibas, Bank of the West and BNP Paribas will plant a tree in a community affected by California wildfires.