Sabalenka and Gauff in action at Indian Wells tonight on Sky

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Sabalenka and Gauff in action at Indian Wells tonight on Sky

Here’s everything you need to know about Indian Wells, including the draw, who’s playing and the schedule. You can watch all the drama unfold live on Sky Sports.

Live coverage the BNP Paribas Open continues on Wednesday from 6pm, with Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff and Daniil Medvedev in last 16 action – live on Sky Sports Tennis.

The final quarter-final places in the men’s and women’s singles draws will be decided by the end of the day’s play.

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Dan Evans lost his temper, smashing his racket in defeat to Roman Safiullin

No more Brits in singles action at Indian Wells

Katie Boulter and Jack Draper both suffered disappointing first-round exits on Wednesday, the former falling in straight sets to Camila Giorgi 6-3 6-2. Draper went down 1-6 6-3 6-2 to Christopher O’Connell.

Dan Evans suffered a tough 1-6 7-5 6-2 defeat against Roman Safiullin on Thursday after struggling with a shoulder problem.

Andy Murray produced an encouraging display but eventually went down to No 5 seed Andrey Rublev in the second round on Friday having won his opening match against qualifier David Goffin.

Emma Raducanu fought hard against Aryna Sabalenka but was beaten 6-3 7-5 on Monday in the third round as Cameron Norrie lost a dramatic thriller to Gael Monfils 6-7 (5) 7-6 (5) 6-3.

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Andy Murray was beaten by Andrey Rublev as he exited the tournament in the second round on Friday

Other big names competing in California…

Carlos Alcaraz holds the championship trophy after winning the finals of the BNP Paribas Open tennis in Indian Wells

Image: Carlos Alcaraz holds the championship trophy after winning in Indian Wells last year

Five-time champion Novak Djokovic returned to Indian Wells but was surprisingly knocked out by world No 123 Luca Nardi in the third round, while Australian Open champion Iga Swiatek is also in action in the place they call ‘Tennis Paradise’.

On Wednesday, Sabalenka faces American Emma Navarro from 6pm before Coco Gauff plays Elise Meterns and Daniil Medvedev meets Grigor Dimitrov.

Also in action is an exciting clash between Casper Ruud and Monfils at 6pm and Nardi will aim to continue his fairytale run against Tommy Paul.

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Highlights of lucky loser Luca Nardi’s victory over five-time champion Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells.

What’s the schedule? You can catch all the action on Sky Sports Tennis

Wednesday, March 6 – Men’s and women’s singles first round
Thursday, March 7 – Men’s and women’s singles first round
Friday, March 8 – Men’s and women’s singles second round
Saturday, March 9 – Men’s and women’s singles second round
Sunday, March 10 – Men’s and women’s singles third round
Monday, March 11 – Men’s and women’s singles third round
Tuesday, March 12 – Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
Wednesday, March 13 – Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
Thursday, March 14 – Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals
Friday, March 15 – Women’s singles semi-finals, men’s doubles final
Saturday, March 16 – Men’s singles semi-finals, women’s doubles final
Sunday, March 17 – Men’s and women’s singles finals

Where is Indian Wells?

Indian Wells Tennis Garden amid the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Saturday, May 17, 2020, in Indian Wells, Calif. The IWTG contains 29 tennis courts, including a 16,100-seat Stadium 1, 11 match courts, six practice courts, and two Har-Tru clay courts on 88 acres (360,000 m). Stadium 1 is the second largest tennis-specific stadium in the world. (Kirby Lee via AP)

Having played host to the tournament every year since its opening in 1974, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is located near Palm Springs, California, in the Coachella Valley.

Alongside its 16,100-capacity centre court – the second largest tennis-specific stadium in the world – the complex also boasts 29 hard-courts.

Who are the reigning champions?

Elena Rybakina won Indian Wells in 2023

Image: Elena Rybakina won the women’s tournament last year but she pulled out through illness this time around

Men’s singles – Carlos Alcaraz
Women’s singles – Elena Rybakina
Men’s doubles – Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden
Women’s doubles – Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova

How to watch play on Sky Sports Tennis

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