Indian Wells 2021 will be played from October 4-17, after its cancellation in 2020 due to the Covid-19. The tournament, known as the fifth major for its importance, will have the US Open champions Emma Raducanu and Daniil Medvedev as the main stars.
While Indian Wells is usually played in March, in the middle of the season between Australian Open and Roland Garros, the tournament organization had to rescheduled for October due to all the situation regarding the ongoing pandemic.
Along with 1000 ranking points and prestigious addition to the trophy cabinet, the champion in Indian Wells 2021, will also get a substantial check to match the trophy. Here, check out how much is the prize money of the tournament.
Indian Wells 2021 prize money: How much do the champions get?
The BNP Paribas Open certainly has a total prize money pool for 2021 at $16,718,910, which is the same as the 2019's offering. The tournament also offers the same prize money for men and women across singles and doubles competitions.
So, each tour plays for a share of $8,359,455. According to perfecttennis.com, the Indian Wells 2021 singles champions will receive $1,209,730, which is down 10.66% compared to the amounts Dominic Thiem and Bianca Andreescu each received in 2019.
Meanwhile, runners up receive just over half that amount with $640,000, which, although down -6.71% from two years ago. However, the tournament will grow the money for qualifiers and first-round losers. While first-round losers will receive $18,155, a 10.53% rise vs 2019; losers in qualifying will get $4,785, which is up 40.94%.