The year’s first ever Masters 1000 tournament on the men’s circuit, which will also be a part of the WTA 1000 series will be played at Indian Wells in March. If you are looking to watch the Indian Wells Open live streaming or want to buy the tickets for this tennis tournament, you can read on here to understand how to do exactly that.
In what is one of the biggest tournaments outside of the four Grand Slams, the Indian Wells Open is a tournament that is played on both, the men’s and women’s circuits.
96 singles players constitute both those draws with 32 seeded players getting first round byes. It is played on the outdoor hardcourt surfaces of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Sponsored by BNP Paribas, the Indian Wells Open, which was first played in 1974, is also called the BNP Paribas Open.
It was in 1977 it was first hosted as a part of the men’s tour while it took another 12 years before the women’s competitions at Indian Wells began.
How to Watch the 2023 Indian Wells Open Live?
Below are the various options you can use to watch the 2023 Indian Wells Open live, either streamed to your devices or on your computers.
Depending on which region you are in, the Indian Wells Open organizers have signed up deals with local sports TV channels and websites which will broadcast a Grand Slam event like this live.
In Australia, the broadcasting partner for the tournament is Channel Nine, after having a signed a six-year long deal till 2024. The Indian Wells Open will be broadcast on Wide World of Sports, 9Gem and 9Now among the other Channel Nine channels in the country.
For the remaining Asia-Pacific and South East Asia, the TV partner is Fox Sports. For New Zealand and Oceania-Pacific, the broadcast partners are Sky and Fiji TV respectively.
In Japan, one can switch to Wowow and NHK, while in China, the Indian Wells Open is broadcast by CCTV, Shanghai TV and iQiyi.
For India and rest of the sub-continent, Sony Six/ESPN has the broadcasting rights, which was extended by three years starting from the 2021 edition of the Indian Wells Open.
In Europe, the tournament broadcast rights lie with Eurosport. In order to be able to watch the Indian Wells Open live by using the Eurosport Player direct, you will need to shell out £6.99 a month or £39.99 each year.
For fans in Switzerland, they can switch to SRG channel as well to enjoy flawless Indian Wells Open live streaming.
In the United States, ESPN2, ESPN3 and Tennis Channel broadcast the action live from Melbourne, while in Central and Latin America, ESPN International has the rights.
In Canada, TSN is the channel to watch for Indian Wells Open.
Lastly, in the Middle East and Northern Africa, one can tune to beIN Sports, while in Sub-Sahara Africa, SuperSport is the broadcast partner.
TennisTV.com is the official live streaming partner of the 2023 Indian Wells Open and you can watch it live with them for a monthly fee of $14.99 (or an equivalent of that depending on where you are staying).
Other Methods to Watch Indian Wells Open 2023
Other than watching the Indian Wells Open live on television in 2023, you can also look to do that using a couple of other options online.
Live streaming of the Indian Wells Open can be watched by subscribing to TennisTV.com for the ATP matches and WTATV.com for the women’s encounters in the tournament.
Depending on which part of the world you are at, these subscriptions could cost you around $14.99/month and $9.99/month respectively. Further discounts might be available for annual packages which will allow you to watch the entire season of ATP and WTA season.
You can also sign up with bookmakers who offer the live streams of tennis competitions like Indian Wells Open.
What you would need to do is to make a small deposit of about $10 and start watching the streams live. Two such bookmakers include bet365 and Unibet which live stream ATP and WTA tournaments live.
You will also need to check if this is available in your region because these bookmakers do not have the broadcasting rights in some of the countries around the world.
Where will the Indian Wells Open 2023 be Played?
Played as an ATP 1000 tournament on the men’s circuit and a WTA 1000 competition on the women’s side, the Indian Wells Open is owned by Larry Ellison and is hosted at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California in the USA.
It’s earlier venues include Tucson in Arizona, Rancho Mirage in California and La Quinta in California before it shifted to its current venue in 1987.
Indian Wells Open 2023 Schedule & Dates
The 2023 edition of Indian Wells Open will kick-start from Wednesday, March 8 for the women’s draw. The men’s competition will begin a day later from March 9.
The tournament will go on till Sunday, March 19 when the men’s singles final will be held. The women’s singles final will be played a day earlier on Saturday.
Indian Wells Open 2023 Prize Money
In 2022, the total prize money on offer during the ATP Indian Wells Open was over $8.5 million and $8.3 million for the WTA edition. We are still awaiting news on whether this would change for 2023.
The singles tournament winners earn a whopping $1.2 million in both the draws while the doubles champions got richer by $426,000 in 2022.
How to Buy Indian Wells Open 2023 Tickets?
The Indian Wells Open 2023 tickets have been released and you can get a lot of information on the same here. Ticket prices range from $30 for a ground pass on day one to $122 for the final.
You can also buy your tickets and hospitality packages for the Indian Wells Open here.
Players Participating in the Indian Wells Open 2023
We are still a few weeks away from the start of the Indian Wells Open obviously but to give you an idea of how big the tournament is, here’s a list of all the men’s and women’s seeded players who took part in the 2022 Indian Wells Open.
Men’s Singles Seeded Player List
Novak Djokovic (later withdrew)
Roberto Bautista Agut
Pablo Carreño Busta
Alex de Minaur
Women’s Singles Seeded Player List
Sara Sorribes Tormo
What Happened at the Previous Indian Wells Open?
Taylor Fritz shocked an in-form Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles final of the 2022 Indian Wells Open while Iga Swiatek won the women’s singles title by defeating Maria Sakkari in the final.
Fritz had won just one ATP title coming into the tournament and defeated Andrey Rublev in straight sets in the semifinal before stalling Nadal’s 20-match winning streak. He carved out a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory.
Swiatek, who herself would kick-start a 38-match winning streak in 2022, routed the Greek number one Sakkari 6-4, 6-1. She had earlier gotten the better of Simona Halep and Madison Keys with much ease too.
Previous Indian Wells Open Champions
Here’s a list of all the players who won the Indian Wells Open this millennium.
- 2022: Taylor Fritz
- 2021: Cameron Norrie
- 2020: Not Held
- 2019: Dominic Thiem
- 2018: Juan Martin del Potro
- 2017: Roger Federer
- 2016: Novak Djokovic
- 2015: Novak Djokovic
- 2014: Novak Djokovic
- 2013: Rafael Nadal
- 2012: Roger Federer
- 2011: Novak Djokovic
- 2010: Ivan Ljubicic
- 2009: Rafael Nadal
- 2008: Novak Djokovic
- 2007: Rafael Nadal
- 2006: Roger Federer
- 2005: Roger Federer
- 2004: Roger Federer
- 2003: Lleyton Hewitt
- 2002: Lleyton Hewitt
- 2001: Andre Agassi
- 2000: Alex Correjta
- 2022: Iga Swiatek
- 2021: Paula Badosa
- 2020: Not Held
- 2019: Bianca Andreescu
- 2018: Naomi Osaka
- 2017: Elena Vesnina
- 2016: Victoria Azarenka
- 2015: Simona Halep
- 2014: Flavia Pennetta
- 2013: Maria Sharapova
- 2012: Victoria Azarenka
- 2011: Carolina Wozniacki
- 2010: Jelena Jankovic
- 2009: Vera Zvonareva
- 2008: Anna Ivanovic
- 2007: Daniela Hantuchova
- 2006: Serena Williams
- 2005: Kim Clijsters
- 2004: Justine Henin
- 2003: Kim Clijsters
- 2002: Daniela Hantuchova
- 2001: Serena Williams
- 2000: Lindsay Davenport
Final Words on Watching Indian Wells Open 2023 Live Streaming
As mentioned above, it’s not too difficult to get hold of a live stream to be able to watch the 2023 edition of the Indian Wells Open for both, the men’s and women’s circuit.
You can also buy the tournament tickets and hospitality packages online as explained in the article above.