Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, both former world number one players and Grand Slam champions, have been awarded wild cards into the 2024 BNP Paribas Open. The tournament will take place from March 3-17 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California.
Venus Williams, who has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, will make her return to the desert for the first time since 2019. During her illustrious career, she has won 49 WTA titles and four Olympic gold medals (singles – 2000; doubles – 2000, 2008, 2012). Williams spent a total of 19 weeks as the number one ranked player in the world.
Caroline Wozniacki, who won the Australian Open in 2018 and the BNP Paribas Open in 2011, will also be returning to Indian Wells for the first time since the 2019 tournament. Following a three-year hiatus from tour due to giving birth to her two children, she made a comeback last summer and returned to competition at Montreal in August. In addition to her title runs in Australian Open and BNP Paribas Open, Wozniacki also reached the final on two occasions (2010 and 2013). She spent a total of 71 weeks as number one ranked player.
The remaining wild card recipients for singles, doubles and qualifying draws will be announced in coming weeks. If you want to witness these exciting returns and experience world-class tennis at Indian Wells Tennis Garden, now is the time to secure your tickets for the