BNP Paribas Open 2018 live stream: Watch and bet on WTA tennis live from Indian Wells

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  • Daria Kasatkina and Naomi Osaka battle for the Indian Wells title on Sunday, 18 March
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Daria Kasatkina and Naomi Osaka battle for the Indian Wells title on Sunday, 18 March.

BNP Paribas Open tennis is live from Indian Wells from 7-18 March 2018. Watch and bet on tennis live from Indian Wells at Unibet > sports > tennis

Indian Wells 2018 Tournament Schedule

Who is playing Indian Wells in 2018?

The first big event on the tennis calendar outside the four Grand Slams, the BNP Paribas Open is the first of nine Masters 1000 Series events for the men and the first of only four Premier Mandatory events for the women. Typically, the tournament has featured some of the best players in the world.

No fewer than six former champions graced the women's field for the first Premier Mandatory event of the 2018 WTA season, but it is the unheralded duo of Daria Kasatkina and Naomi Osaka who have scythed through the field to emerge as surprise finalists. Kasatkina has beaten four current or former Grand Slam champions, taking out Sloane Stephens, Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber and Venus Williams, while Osaka has powered past some huge scalps of her own, including Maria Sharapova, Karolina Pliskova, Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep.

Kasatkina and Osaka have been the stand-out players at Indian Wells, but there have been several other thrilling storylines through the fortnight, including Serena Williams' return to the WTA Tour.

Playing her first tournament since the birth of her first child in September, Williams beat Zarina Diyas and Kiki Bertens en route the third round, where she fell to sister Venus. Since ending her 15-year boycott of the tournament in 2015, Serena has been a semifinalist and finished runner-up to Victoria Azarenka in 2016, but a repeat performance was always unlikely in 2018.

Sharapova, who won Indian Wells in 2006 and 2013, lasted just one round, as she was taken out by Osaka, while Victoria Azarenka, another former champion on the comeback trail, scored a good win over Heather Watson before falling to Sloane Stephens.

World number one, Halep battled through to the semi-finals before being blown away by Osaka, while Australian Open champion, Wozniacki failed to go deep for once this season, losing to Kasatkina in the fourth round. Garbine Muguruza, Elina Svitolina, Petra Kvitova came into the tournament in fine form, but they all fell early, while Jelena Ostapenko's poor start to the season continued with a third-round loss to Petra Martic.

Kasatkina and Osaka have been responsible for most of the mayhem, and they go head-to-head on Sunday to decide who will be Indian Wells champion in 2018.

Indian Wells 2018 Seeds

Seeded players at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open

SeedPlayerPrevious bestNext match
1Simona HalepChampion (2015)R1: Bye
R2: d. Kr. Pliskova, 6-4, 6-4
R3: Faces Caroline Dolehide (Sunday)
2Caroline WozniackiChampion (2011)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Arruabarrena on Saturday
3Garbine MuguruzaQF (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Lost to Vickery, 6-2, 5-7, 1-6
4Elina SvitolinaR16 (2015, 2017)R1: Bye
R2: d. Barthel, 6-4, 6-3
R3: Faces Suarez Navarro/Hsieh on Monday
5Karolina PliskovaSF (2016-17)R1: Bye
R2: d. Begu, 7-6(4), 6-1
R3: Faces Zhang on Sunday
6Jelena OstapenkoR2 (2017)R1: Bye
R2: d. Bencic, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
R3: Faces Martic on Sunday
7Caroline GarciaR16 (2015, 2017)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Brady on Saturday
8Venus WilliamsSF (1998, 2001)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Cirstea on Saturday
9Petra KvitovaQF (2013, 2016)R1: Bye
R2: d. Putintseva, 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-4
R3: Faces Anisimova
10Angelique KerberSF (2012-13)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Makarova on Saturday
11Johanna KontaR16 (2016)R1: Bye
R2: Lost to Vondrousova, 6-7(5), 4-6
12Julia GoergesR16 (2012)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Vikhlantseva on Saturday
13Sloane StephensQF (2014)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Azarenka on Saturday
14Kristina MladenovicSF (2017)R1: Bye
R2: d. Stosur, 7-5, 7-5
R3: Faces Wang Qiang on Sunday
15Madison KeysR16 (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Collins on Saturday
16Ashleigh Barty-R1: Bye
R2: Lost to Sakkari, 4-6, 2-6
17Coco VandewegheR3 (2015-16)R1: Bye
R2: d. Kanepi, 6-0, 7-6(6)
R3: Faces Sakkari on Sunday
18Magdalena RybarikovaQF (2016)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Zhuk on Saturday
19Svetlana KuznetsovaRunner-up (2007-8, 2017)R1: Bye
R2: Lost to Sabalenka, 4-6, 3-6
20Daria KasatkinaQF (2016)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Siniakova on Saturday
21Anastasija SevastovaR3 (2010)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Puig on Saturday
22Elise MertensQ1 (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Lost to Wang, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6
23Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaSF (2009)R1: Bye
R2: Lost to Anisimova, 4-6, 1-6
24Elena VesninaChampion (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Bellis on Saturday
25Barbora StrycovaR16 (2016)R1: Bye
R2: Lost to Martic, 5-7, 4-6
26Daria GavrilovaR3 (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Wickmayer on Saturday
27Carla Suarez NavarroQF (2015)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Hsieh on Saturday
28Anett KontaveitR2 (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Faces Sasnovich on Saturday
29Kiki BertensR3 (2017)R1: Bye
R2: Faces S. Williams on Saturday
30Dominika CibulkovaQF (2014)R1: Bye
R2: Lost to Dolehide, 7-5, 3-7, 4-6
31Agnieszka RadwanskaChampion (2014)R1: Bye
R2: Lost to Osaka, 3-6, 2-6
32Zhang ShuaiR3 (2016)R1: Bye
R2: d. Kenin, 6-2, 6-3
R3: Faces Pliskova on Sunday

About the BNP Paribas Open

One of the biggest events in tennis, the BNP Paribas Open – also known as the Indian Wells Masters – is one of only two tournaments outside the four Grand Slams to last longer than a week, with the tournament unfolding over two weeks at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Californian desert. The property of billionaire Larry Ellison, CEO and co-founder of Oracle, the tournament and the venue features the second-largest tennis stadium in the world. 

Indian Wells has roots stretching back to 1976 when the tournament began a five-year run at the Mission Hills Country Club in the Coachella Valley before moving to the La Quinta Hotel under the direction of Charlie Pasarell. The tournament went through a large number of different names and title sponsors before its current facilities at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden were developed and it became known in 2009 as the BNP Paribas Open. The women’s tournament was held a week prior to the men’s until 1996, when the two events were combined to create the BNP Paribas Open.

Founded by ex-tennis pros Charlie Pasarell and Raymond Moore, the tournament now called the BNP Paribas Open is a Masters 1000 Series event for the men and a Premier Mandatory event for the women, meaning that it is one of a small number of events at which the best players on both tours are required to appear. Beyond that, Indian Wells is an incredibly popular event for both players and fans. Played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which features 29 courts including a 16,100-seat main stadium which is the second-largest tennis stadium in the world and an 8,000-set Stadium 2 which was added after redevelopment began in 2013, the BNP Paribas Open is one of just two events outside the four majors at which main-draw play extends beyond a week. The second is the Miami Open, which directly follows Indian Wells on the calendar. Winning both events in the same year is one of the most difficult feats in tennis and is known as the 'Sunshine Double'. Only seven men - most recently Roger Federer in 2017 - and three women, most recently Victoria Azarenka in 2016, have completed the 'Sunshine Double'. 

Indian Wells is the first Masters 1000 Series or Premier Mandatory event on the tennis calendar and punctuates the long stretch between the Australian Open in January and the French Open in late May, bringing the first quarter of the year, dominated as it is by hard courts, to an exciting climax before the tours move on to clay courts. Many if not most of the all-time greats of the game have captured the title at Indian Wells, starting with John Newcombe beating Arthur Ashe in the final of the inaugural tournament in 1974; Jimmy Connors (1976, 1981, 1984), Boris Becker (1987-8), Stefan Edberg (1980), Jim Courier (1991, 1993), Michael Chang (1992, 1996-7), Pete Sampras (1994-5), Andre Agassi (2001) and Lleyton Hewitt (2002-3) have all proved popular champions in the desert on the men's side, while the shorter history of the women's event has seen Martina Navratilova (1990-1), Monica Seles (1992), Steffi Graf (1994, 1996), Martina Hingis (1998), Kim Clijsters (2003, 2005) and Justine Henin (2004) taking the crown. 

In recent years, the 'Big Four' have established dominance over the men's event at the BNP Paribas Open. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic between them share the all-time record for most Indian Wells titles, with each winning five times; Federer between 2004 and 2017, when he won his first title in five years and went on to complete a third Sunshine Double, and Djokovic between 2008 and 2016, winning four Sunshine Doubles over that period. On the women's side, no one has ever won more than two BNP Paribas Open titles. Serena Williams took the crown in 1999 and 2001 and would undoubtedly have won more times were it not for a self-imposed boycott of the tournament due to being bombarded with booing and racial slurs on her way to her second title, which caused her to stay away from Indian Wells until she decided to return in 2015 (sister Venus followed suit in 2016). In Williams's absence, Maria Sharapova (2006, 2013), Daniela Hantuchova (2002, 2007), Caroline Wozniacki (2011), Victoria Azarenka (2012, 2016) and Simona Halep (2015) have all been notable champions in the desert.

2018 BNP Paribas Open tournament information

Indian Wells 2018 tournament information

BNP Paribas Open 2017Indian Wells
Dates7-20 March 2018
LocationIndian Wells, California, USA
VenueIndian Wells Tennis Garden
SurfaceHard (Plexipave), outdoor
ATP World Tour categoryMasters 1000
WTA Tour categoryPremier Mandatory
Entrants96 singles / 32 doubles
Number of seeds32
Reigning men's championRoger Federer
Reigning women's championElena Vesnina
Prize money (men)US$7,037,595
Prize money (women)US$6,844,139

Previous Indian Wells champions

Previous winners of the BNP Paribas Open

1989Manuela Maleeva Jenny Byrne
1990Martina NavratilovaHelena Sukova
1991Martina Navratilova (2)Monica Seles
1992Monica SelesConchita Martinez
1993Mary Joe FernandezAmanda Coetzer
1994Steffi GrafAmanda Coetzer
1995Mary Joe Fernandez (2)Natasha Zvereva
1996Steffi Graf (2)Conchita Martinez
1997Lindsay DavenportIrina Spirlea
1998Martina HingisLindsay Davenport
1999Serena WilliamsSteffi Graf
2000Lindsay Davenport (2)Martina Hingis
2001Serena Williams (2)Kim Clijsters
2002Daniela HantuchovaKim Clijsters
2003Kim ClijstersLindsay Davenport
2004Justine HeninLindsay Davenport
2005Kim Clijsters (2)Lindsay Davenport
2006Maria SharapovaElena Dementieva
2007Daniela Hantuchova (2)Svetlana Kuznetsova
2008Ana IvanovicSvetlana Kuznetsova
2009Vera ZvonarevaAna Ivanovic
2010Jelena JankovicCaroline Wozniacki
2011Caroline WozniackiMarion Bartoli
2012Victoria AzarenkaMaria Sharapova
2013Maria Sharapova (2)Caroline Wozniacki
2014Flavia PennettaAgnieszka Radwanska
2015Simona HalepJelena Jankovic
2016Victoria Azarenka (2)Serena Williams
2017Elena VesninaSvetlana Kuznetsova

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