Indian Wells Open 2021: Schedule, Timings, Important Dates, Prize Money, Top Seeds and more

Find out details about the upcoming Indian Wells Open 2021 including dates for the draw, prize money, live streaming and broadcasting details for the 1000-series event.

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Indian Wells Tennis Garden

The Indian Wells Open 2021 is around the corner and will be the final WTA-1000 event while being the second-last ATP-1000 event for the season. The tournament in California will be the last tournament this season that will be played in the USA and tennis action will resume in the States directly next year.

Defending champion on the ATP Tour, Dominic Thiem will not be participating this year as he continues his recovery from the wrist injury he picked up in June and has not featured on the Tour since. Bianca Andreescu will be the defending champion on the WTA Tour and will be defending her title won in 2019 as the 2020 edition was cancelled.

The main-draw on the ATP Tour will not feature any of the past champions of the tournament with John Isner and wildcard entrant Andy Murray being the only two players who have featured in finals previously but both ended up as the runner-up.

Indian Wells Open 2021 Qualifiers and Draw Ceremony

Indian Wells Open 2021
Indian Wells Open 2021

The WTA main-draw will be held on the 4th of October while the ATP main-draw will be confirmed on the 5th of October. The tournament will begin on 4th October with the qualifying rounds kickstarting the tournament while the main-draw matches will begin from 6th October for the WTA Tour with the finals on 16th October and 7th October for the ATP Tour whose finals on 17th October will conclude the tournament.

Indian Wells Open 2021 Schedule Main Draw

  • Round 1- October 6 and 7
  • Round 2- October 8 and 9
  • Round 3- October 10 and 11
  • Round 4- October 12 and 13
  • Quarterfinal- October 14 and 15
  • Women’s Singles semifinal- October 15
  • Men’s Singles semifinal- October 16
  • Women’s Singles Final – October 16
  • Men’s Singles Final- October 17

Indian Wells Open 2021 Singles Prize Money

The total prize money is $8,359,455 offering equally money on both the WTA and ATP Tours.

RoundPrize Money
4th Round$92,000
3rd Round$51,895
2nd Round$29,045
1st Round$18,155

Indian Wells Open 2021 Broadcast and Live stream

ShanghaiShanghai Media
Sub-ContinentMSM (Sony)
United KingdomAmazon PrimeVideo
Middle EastBeIn Sport
CanadaTennis Canada/Rogers Sportsnet/TSN
CaribbeanESPN International
South AmericaESPN International
United StatesTennis Channel

Top seeds at the Indian Wells Open 2021

The Top-5 seeds on the WTA Tour will be:

  • Karolina Pliskova
  • Iga Swiatek
  • Barbora Krejcikova
  • Elina Svitolina
  • Garbine Muguruza

The Top-5 seeds on the ATP Tour will be:

  • Daniil Medvedev
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Alexander Zverev
  • Andrey Rublev
  • Matteo Berrettini

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