The BNP Paribas Open is the largest combined ATP Tour Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Mandatory tennis event in the world. It is hosted annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden near Palm Springs in the city of Indian Wells, California.
The BNP Paribas Open is located at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden: 78-200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA 92210. See our Transportation page for driving directions.
Yes, there are both national and international broadcast schedules of the event. Consult your local listings for air times for Tennis Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 schedules.
The 32 seeded players (highest ranked players per the WTA or ATP Tour ranking system) are placed on the draw: No. 1 is put on the first line, No. 2 on the last line and then the others in alternating order on pre-determined lines. Once the seeds are in place, the other players are drawn at random and placed on the empty lines starting at the top of the page and going down the draw until it is filled. The public is welcome on a free admission basis to watch the WTA Singles Main Draw on Monday, March 8 and the ATP Tour Singles Main Draw on Tuesday, March 9 at the Stadium Plaza. Exact times will be announced closer to the event.
The scheduled times are below, note that all times and schedules are subject to change.
March 8, 11:00am – WTA Qualifying Rounds (free admission)
March 9, 11:00am – WTA & ATP Qualifying Rounds (free admission)
March 10, 11:00am – WTA Main Draw & ATP Qualifying
March 11-19, 11:00am – Day Session
March 11-19, 6:00pm – Evening Session
March 20, 11:00am – ATP Semifinals, WTA Doubles Final, ATP Doubles Final
March 21, 1:00pm – WTA Singles Final and ATP Singles Final
The next day’s schedule is determined by the tournament referee, WTA and ATP Tour supervisors, broadcasters and the tournament director each late afternoon/evening. At approximately 7:00pm each evening, the schedule and match times are posted on the BNP Paribas Open website and social media channels.
The 2021 BNP Paribas Open will be held March 8 – 21, 2021 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
In the event of rain that results in the cancellation of a session, we will attempt to accommodate the ticket holder with a Grounds Pass ticket for a subsequent session, based on availability.