Sofia Kenin and Wu Yibing Get Indian Wells Wild Playing cards


By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday March 2, 2023

Sofia Kenin and 9 different Individuals have been awarded wild playing cards into the 2023 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Friday.

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2020 Australian Open champion Kenin joins a listing that features 2021 NCAA Division I Singles Champion Emma Navarro; former High 50 participant Ann Li; seven-time WTA Tour doubles champion Caty McNally; Walnut Creek, California native Katie Volynets, who just lately reached the third spherical on the 2023 Australian Open; 2022 NCAA Division I Singles Champion Peyton Stearns and 21-year-old Elizabeth Mandlik, the daughter of four-time Grand Slam champion Hana Mandlikova. Three-time WTA title winner Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine completes the checklist of Hologic WTA Tour important draw wild playing cards.

On the ATP facet, American Jack Sock obtained a important draw wild card. Tthe three-time BNP Paribas Open doubles champion will return to Indian Wells after bringing house the title final yr alongside associate John Isner.

23-year-old Yibing Wu, who turned the primary Chinese language title winner on the ATP Tour final month in Dallas, has additionally been awarded a important draw wild card. Wu can also be the highest-ranked Chinese language participant within the historical past of the ATP Rankings and the primary Chinese language participant to ever enter the High 60. Former College of Southern California standout Brandon Holt (son of American legend Tracy Austin) and 24-year-old American Alex Kovacevic (College of Illinois All-American and New York Metropolis native) are additionally on the checklist of ATP important draw wild card recipients. 2019 BNP Paribas Open champion and 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem beforehand obtained a important draw wild card and can make his first journey again to the desert since his title run 4 years in the past.

The 2023 BNP Paribas Open begins on Monday, March 6 with ATP and WTA qualifying play. Principal draw play will start on March 8 and the event will conclude on Sunday, March 19 with the boys’s and ladies’s singles finals.