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The 2024 ATP and WTA Tours continue apace with one of the year’s biggest events kicking off from Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California, in the latest edition of the BNP Paribas Open. One of the sport’s headline events at the highest level, this year is the 50th men’s tournament to be held at Indian Wells, while also being the 35th women’s tournament at the same venue.

A 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz saw off all competition to win the 2023 men’s tournament, defeating Daniil Medvedev in the final for only his second ATP Masters victory at the time. He enters this year’s competition as second seed behind world number one Novak Djokovic, who has missed the last three editions and will be looking to claim his sixth title at Indian Wells.

In last year’s women’s competition, Elena Rybakina defeated defending champion Iga Swiatek in the last four on her way to a first Indian Wells title, triumphing 7-6 6-4 in the final against Aryna Sabalenka. Despite winning Wimbledon the previous year, Rybakina was seeded 10th prior to the tournament, but has climbed to fourth in the 2024 seedings based on her performances over the past 12 months.

BUY NOW: Cheapest Indian Wells tickets still on sale 

There’s 96 players apiece in the men’s and women’s singles respectively, as well as a further 64 combined in the doubles, which is plenty to keep an eye on. Don’t worry though, The Sporting News has a full rundown of the tournament’s format and schedule, to make sure you don’t miss a minute as 12 days of world-class tennis get underway in the Coachella Valley.

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Indian Wells 2024 schedule 

While not quite being a grand slam, the BNP Paribas Open remains one of the most important on the global tennis calendar, and that’s reflected by being the first of nine tournaments in the ATP Tour Masters 1000 series, and the third of 10 in the current WTA 1000.

A 12-day schedule reflects this, beginning on Wednesday, March 6 and culminating with both the men’s and women’s final matches on Sunday, March 17.

As a result, there’s set to be tennis galore for the next fortnight as the men’s and women’s singles and doubles tournaments get underway, with matches every single day as 96 players in each competition are whittled down to the final two.

Date Events
Wednesday, March 6 Men’s Round 1, Women’s Round 1
Thursday, March 7 Men’s Round 1, Women’s Round 1
Friday, March 8 Men’s Round 2, Women’s Round 2
Saturday, March 9 Men’s Round 2, Women’s Round 2
Sunday, March 10 Men’s Round 3, Women’s Round 3
Monday, March 11 Men’s Round 3, Women’s Round 3
Tuesday, March 12 Men’s Round 4, Women’s Round 4
Wednesday, March 13 Men’s Round 4, Women’s Round 4
Thursday, March 14 Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals
Friday, March 15 Women’s Semifinal / Men’s Doubles Final
Saturday, March 16 Men’s Semifinal / Women’s Doubles Final
Sunday, March 17 Men’s and Women’s Singles Finals


Indian Wells 2024 TV channel, live stream

Here’s how to watch live coverage of the 2024 BNP Paribas Open across selected regions of the world:

Region TV Streaming
USA Tennis Channel, T2 Fubo, TCPlus
Canada TSN

TSN+

UK Sky Sports Sky Go App, NOW TV
Australia beIN Sports beIn Connect


USA: The home of tennis in the US, the Tennis Channel, will be broadcasting live coverage of the tournament from start to finish, with build-up and analysis either side of matches in both the men’s and women’s competitions. Fubo also have access to the Tennis Channel’s feed and are streaming the whole tournament live for subscribers, as well as offering a FREE trial for new customers.

Canada: Coverage of the tournament in Canada will be shown via TSN’s English-speaking coverage, although a French-language broadcast of the action is yet to be confirmed.

Australia: beIn Sports are providing live coverage of the tournament to Australia-based subscribers, who can also use the beIN Connect streaming service to watch matches both live and on catch-up TV.

UK: Sky Sports’ own tennis channel will be showing wall-to-wall coverage of both the men’s and women’s tournaments at Indian Wells, with subscribers also able to access Sky’s feed on either the Sky Go or NOW TV streaming platforms.


Indian Wells 2024 prize money

Prize money for the BNP Paribas Open is being split equally between the men’s and women’s tournaments, both in terms of singles and doubles (the latter from the round of 32 onwards). A total prize fund of $17,991,110 is therefore shared between the ATP and WTA, who will receive $8,995,555 apiece in their respective competitions.

For the singles competitions, both ATP and WTA winners will collect $1,100,000, while a major difference in the share of money will see players who exit in the earlier rounds and qualifiers also pick up a greater amount, which is again identical in both the men’s and women’s tournaments.

Stage Reached Prize Money
Winner $1,100,000
Runner-up finalist $585,000
Semifinals $325,000
Quarterfinals $185,000
Round of 16 $101,000
Round of 32 $59,100
Round of 64 $42,000
Round of 128 $30,050
Round 2 Qualifier $14,400
Round 1 Qualifier $7,800

Indian Wells 2024 tennis tickets 

  • Tickets: StubHub
  • Cheapest: $25
  • Most expensive: $11,575

There are still plenty of tickets available on StubHub for this year’s BNP Paribas Open, with a full display of the seating plan at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden included on Stubhub’s online site. You can therefore see your own view of the court from individual seats, and book several tickets at a time, capacity dependent.

As you’d expect for a tournament as prestigious and well-known as Indian Wells, there’s a huge range in ticket pricing across the 12 days of matches. The first session on Wednesday, March 6 has seats available for as little as $25, while there’s a solitary ticket for the final on Sunday, March 17 going for $11,575 in one of the stadium’s boxes!

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