2020 Indian Wells - WTA Premier Mandatory Thread



Defending champion: Bianca Andreescu (will not defend the title due to an ongoing knee injury)

Former IW champions, who will participating in the 2020 edition: Serena Williams (1999, 2001), Kim Clijsters (2003, 2005), Naomi Osaka (2018)

Official website: Wiki-link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_BNP_Paribas_Open_–_Women's_Singles
Edition: 32nd
Date: March 11 – 22 (qualifying matches will take place into the days 9 to 10 March)
Category: WTA Premier Mandatory
Number of player in main draw: 96S
Prize money: Surface: Hard
Location: Indian Wells, California, USA
Venue: Indian Wells Tennis Garden
TV broadcast:

WTA entry list:
Main draw
1 Barty, Ashleigh (AUS)
2 Pliskova, Karolina (CZE)
3 Halep, Simona (ROU)
4 Osaka, Naomi (JPN)
5 Svitolina, Elina (UKR)
6 Andreescu, Bianca (CAN)
7 Bencic, Belinda (SUI)
8 Kvitova, Petra (CZE)
9 Williams, Serena (USA)
10 Bertens, Kiki (NED)
11 Keys, Madison (USA)
12 Sabalenka, Aryna (BLR)
13 Konta, Johanna (GBR)
14 Martic, Petra (CRO)
15 Kenin, Sofia (USA)
16 Vondrousova, Marketa (CZE)
17 Mertens, Elise (BEL)
18 Kerber, Angelique (GER)
19 Riske, Alison (USA)
20 Vekic, Donna (CRO)
21 Yastremska, Dayana (UKR)
22 Muchova, Karolina (CZE)
23 Sakkari, Maria (GRE)
24 Anisimova, Amanda (USA)
25 Collins, Danielle (USA)
26 Rybakina, Elena (KAZ)
27 Stephens, Sloane (USA)
28 Alexandrova, Ekaterina (RUS)
29 Wang, Qiang (CHN)
30 Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia (RUS)
31 Kontaveit, Anett (EST)
32 Muguruza, Garbiñe (ESP)
33 Sevastova, Anastasija (LAT)
34 Strycova, Barbora (CZE)
35 Zhang, Shuai (CHN)
37 Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE)
38 Putintseva, Yulia (KAZ)
39 Goerges, Julia (GER)
40 Kudermetova, Veronika (RUS)
41 Mladenovic, Kristina (FRA)
42 Zheng, Saisai (CHN)
43 Linette, Magda (POL)
44 Peterson, Rebecca (SWE)
45 Ostapenko, Jelena (LAT)
46 Garcia, Caroline (FRA)
47 Van Uytvanck, Alison (BEL)
47 Shvedova, Yaroslava (KAZ) SR
48 Hercog, Polona (SLO)
49 Brady, Jennifer (USA)
50 Azarenka, Victoria (BLR)
51 Wang, Yafan (CHN)
52 Tomljanovic, Ajla (AUS)
53 Kuznetsova, Svetlana (RUS)
54 Suárez Navarro, Carla (ESP)
55 Williams, Venus (USA)
56 Swiatek, Iga (POL)
57 Siniakova, Katerina (CZE)
58 Blinkova, Anna (RUS)
59 Bouzkova, Marie (CZE)
60 Kuzmova, Viktoria (SVK)
61 Cornet, Alizé (FRA)
62 Davis, Lauren (USA)
63 Ferro, Fiona (FRA)
64 Pliskova, Kristyna (CZE)
65 Pera, Bernarda (USA)
66 Pegula, Jessica (USA)
67 Gauff, Cori (USA)
68 Teichmann, Jil (SUI)
69 Kasatkina, Daria (RUS)
70 Zidansek, Tamara (SLO)
71 Zhu, Lin (CHN)
72 Siegemund, Laura (GER)
73 Diyas, Zarina (KAZ)
74 Cirstea, Sorana (ROU)
75 Watson, Heather (GBR)
76 Golubic, Viktorija (SUI)

77 Petkovic, Andrea (GER)
78 Jabeur, Ons (TUN)
78 Zvonareva, Vera (RUS) SR
79 Townsend, Taylor (USA)
80 Puig, Monica (PUR)
81 Flipkens, Kirsten (BEL)
81 Rogers, Shelby (USA) SR

Qualifying draw
45 Jabeur, Ons (TUN)
72 Townsend, Taylor (USA)

75 Hibino, Nao (JPN)
76 Brengle, Madison (USA)
78 Rus, Arantxa (NED)
78 Zvonareva, Vera (RUS) SR
80 Sorribes Tormo, Sara (ESP)
81 Potapova, Anastasia (RUS)
83 Flipkens, Kirsten (BEL)
84 Tig, Patricia Maria (ROU)
85 Stojanovic, Nina (SRB)
85 Boulter, Katie (GBR) SR
86 Puig, Monica (PUR)
87 Mchale, Christina (USA)

88 Doi, Misaki (JPN)
89 Kozlova, Kateryna (UKR)
90 Kovinic, Danka (MNE)
91 Bogdan, Ana (ROU)
92 Maria, Tatjana (GER)

93 Badosa, Paula (ESP)
95 Ahn, Kristie (USA)
96 Paolini, Jasmine (ITA)
97 Begu, Irina-Camelia (ROU)
99 Stosur, Samantha (AUS)
100 Babos, Timea (HUN)
100 Vandeweghe, CoCo (USA) SR
101 Voegele, Stefanie (SUI)
101 Barthel, Mona (GER) SR
102 Giorgi, Camila (ITA)
103 Gracheva, Varvara (RUS)
104 Peng, Shuai (CHN)
105 Zavatska, Katarina (UKR)
106 Minnen, Greet (BEL)
107 Diatchenko, Vitalia (RUS)
108 Bolsova, Aliona (ESP)
109 Gasparyan, Margarita (RUS)
111 Kalinskaya, Anna (RUS)
113 Krejcikova, Barbora (CZE)
114 Sasnovich, Aliaksandra (BLR)
115 Rogers, Shelby (USA)
116 Samsonova, Liudmila (RUS)
117 Bonaventure, Ysaline (BEL)

118 McNally, Catherine (USA)
119 Kawa, Katarzyna (POL)
120 Di Lorenzo, Francesca (USA)
121 Inglis, Maddison (AUS)
122 Cabrera, Lizette (AUS)
123 Vikhlyantseva, Natalia (RUS)
124 Li, Ann (USA)
125 Juvan, Kaja (SLO)
126 Tsurenko, Lesia (UKR)
127 Sharma, Astra (AUS) ?
128 Wang, Xiyu (CHN) ?
129 Niculescu, Monica (ROU) ?
130 Gibbs, Nicole (USA)
132 Hon, Priscilla (AUS) ?

Holders of wild cards:
  • Kim Clijsters (BEL)
  • Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN)
  • Kristie Ahn (USA)
  • Usue Maitane Arconada (USA)
  • Madison Brengle (USA)
  • Christina McHale (USA)
  • Caty McNally (USA)
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Nice. Qualifying rounds on Monday and Tuesday, main tournament on Wednesday. Edit: if it happens at all! Some last minute mystery meetings going on apparently.

Question, what's the best way these days to watch these matches legally if you don't have a cable provider? (aka cable cutter..)

- Tennis Channel Plus, $110 upfront, no slams, some matches TV only (=you'll miss them)
- ESPN+, $5/mo, many matches, but iirc some missing matches near the tail end of tournaments.
- TennisTV? Nope, ATP only.
- WTA TV? Nope if in the US (or China). Crazy
- Amazon Prime? Nope, UK and Ireland only
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Don’t believe so, think you just need $5.

I have DirecTV though, so can’t answer for sure.
Awesome, I'll definitely give that a shot and expand my elaborate earlier post. :) (after waiting to see what's up with the player council meetings.. :eek:)


Don’t need cable.

Like other premium video streaming services including Netflix and Hulu, ESPN Plus is a standalone service; you don't need to be a subscriber to one of its old-fashioned TV channels to access it. That said, ESPN Plus is meant to be complementary to your existing ESPN channels.

James P

Hmmm. Maybe the wording they want to convey is that the spectating of Indian Wells is cancelled? That will be absolutely nuts if they outright cancel it, though.


Nope, it’s all cancelled.

The Riverside County Public Health Department has declared a public health emergency for the Coachella Valley after a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) locally.
That guy is talking out of his ass, no one is sure what's going to happen as this is not a normal situation. Indian Wells may be far from the only tournament that's going to be cancelled. Miami may be cancelled as well along with the European clay events. The rankings may well be frozen starting soon as all those points dropping off would make for some very wonky rankings.


Looks like anything that has large gathering is on hold(canceled for now) if the area has a coronavirus suspect in around it!


Miami cancel as well?

Italian Open definitely wil be cancelled. Not sure about Madrid.

Wuhan and Beijing are for sure are cancelled.

It's too early to make definite predictions. Worst case scenario is most of the year's tournaments may be cancelled and if some do decide to go ahead there will be major question marks as to why they get to play and whether there is still a risk in having thousands of people crammed into an arena. Potentially if they get this under control in the comings months, the grass season or USO warm-ups may go ahead. You're right, maybe as a caution somewhere like Wuhan won't be played but it is very late in the year. I guess it depends on whether the controls which get implemented are good enough or if they will not allow play somewhere like that until the vaccine is developed. What will happen to this virus? Will it just continue to circulate in local populations? There's no 1 policy on travel right now - it's likely there are people carrying the virus between countries as we speak, so if 1 country supposedly 'eradicates' the virus within their population, it could just be flown back in on a plane.