When will 2024 Indian Wells Draw take place as grand reveal of ATP and WTA routes to take place next week

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Wednesday, 28 February 2024 at 01:00
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Only one week remains until the start of Indian Wells, the first ATP-WTA 1000 of the season and often regarded as the 'fifth major.' It is one of the most anticipated stops for both players and fans, marking the beginning of the Sunshine Double.
Unlike other Masters 1000 events, the Californian tournament spans two weeks and features 96-player singles draws in both ATP and WTA. The tournament takes place from March 6 to March 17, 2024, and the final draw will be revealed on Monday, March 4, at 3:00 PM local time (23:00 GMT).
The top players in the world will be in attendance, with exciting news in the men's draw as both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be participating, sharing a draw for the first time since the 2023 Australian Open.
The return of Carlos Alcaraz (No. 2) is also expected, though there are uncertainties following the ankle injury he suffered in his debut at the ATP 500 Rio Open, forcing him to retire after just two games. Other highly anticipated players include Jannik Sinner (No. 3) and Daniil Medvedev (No. 4), who defend a significant number of points in the Sunshine Double and are currently in excellent form, being the most recent Grand Slam finalists.
On the women's side, the leading figures of the WTA Tour will be led by world No. 1 Iga Swiatek. The defending champion is Elena Rybakina (No. 4), who defeated Aryna Sabalenka (No. 2) in the 2023 final and will be among the main contenders. American hopes will be carried by Coco Gauff (No. 3) and Jessica Pegula (No. 5).
The WTA will also witness major comebacks, with several former world No. 1 players returning to the tournament. Recent mothers Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber have entered with a protected ranking, while Caroline Wozniacki (champion in 2011) will play the event for the first time since 2019. The same year marked the last appearance for tennis legend Venus Williams, who is making a comeback to California.
Notable absences will include two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic, both sidelined due to maternity leave.

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