Indian Wells: Coco Gauff set to join top 75-ranked men's and women's players in maiden appearance

Apart from Gauff, current women's world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is also in the field.

The Associated Press January 30, 2020 15:22:46 IST
Indian Wells: Coco Gauff set to join top 75-ranked men's and women's players in maiden appearance
  • Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old rising American star, will make her first appearance at the BNP Paribas Open

  • Gauff reached the fourth round at the Australian Open last week

  • Nine former champions are among the field for the tournament that runs 9-22 March at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells: Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old rising American star, will make her first appearance at the BNP Paribas Open, joining all the top 75-ranked men's and women's players in the world.

Indian Wells Coco Gauff set to join top 75ranked mens and womens players in maiden appearance

File image of Coco Gauff. Image credit: Twitter/@ITF_Tennis

Gauff reached the fourth round at the Australian Open last week. Last year, she made the fourth round at Wimbledon and the third round at the US Open.

Nine former champions are among the field for the tournament that runs 9-22 March at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Last year's winners were Dominic Thiem and Bianca Andreescu.

Other former winners are Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka.

Current women's world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is also in the field announced on Wednesday.

The remaining spots in the draws will be filled by the winners of the qualifying tournament in March, the top two American women and men with the most points in the Oracle Challenger Series, and wild cards to be announced.

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