Aryna Sabalenka was due to be top-seeded for the 4-17 October tournament at Indian Wells after No. 1-ranked Wimbledon champion Ash Barty withdrew to rest at home in Australia
The withdrawal was announced by the official Twitter feed for the hard-court tournament at Indian Wells, which is scheduled for 4-17 October after twice being delayed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wimbledon champion Simona Halep is recovering well from a foot injury she suffered in February and is able to run without pain, the former world number one has said.
Indian Wells champions Bianca Andreescu wary of injuries, not opponents in bid to continue meteoric rise in women’s tennis
Bianca Andreescu has brushed aside several big-name players during her meteoric rise in women’s tennis, but the Canadian teenager is wary for now of injuries, and not opponents, becoming the biggest obstacle in her career.
Miami Open 2019: Roger Federer keen to put Indian Wells disappointment behind as he guns for fourth title
Roger Federer departed Indian Wells empty-handed for a second straight year, but the Swiss great sees no reason he can't get back on track at the Miami Masters.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Parrikar's political significance, Delhi Crime review, Dominic Thiem's big game; today's must-read stories
Parrikar defined acceptance in politics — that priests, maulvis and pandits prayed for him in his last days is a manifestation of his style of lead-with-the-people politics.
Bianca Andreescu climbs 36 places to career best World No 24 in WTA rankings after Indian Wells Open triumph
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu rocketed up 36 places to a new best of 24th in the WTA rankings a day after her historic triumph at Indian Wells.
Indian Wells Open: Dominic Thiem’s big game now comes equipped with the small but significant details
In effect, Thiem combined his claycourt instincts with his newfound hardcourt prowess to win the biggest title of his career.
Indian Wells Open: Bianca Andreescu shows her versatility, big-stage temperament in memorable title campaign
Andreescu’s win is a validation of her fresh, multi-faceted game, and also the latest indication that Canada may well be on its way to becoming a tennis superpower.
Indian Wells Open: Dominic Thiem rallies to beat Roger Federer in final and claim maiden Masters 1000 title
"It feels just unreal what happened in this 10 days," Thiem said. "I came from a really bad form in all categories, and now I'm the champion of Indian Wells. It feels not real at all."
Indian Wells Open: Roger Federer enters final as Rafael Nadal hobbles out; Dominic Thiem brushes aside Milos Raonic
Nadal confirmed he would also skip the upcoming Miami Masters and aim to recover and prepare for the claycourt season, targeting a return at Monte Carlo 14-21 April.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: European settlers and Islamophobia, #MainBhiChowkidar, Milan Talkies review; today's must-read stories
The #MainBhiChowkidar slogan effectively kills Rahul Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ (the watchman himself is a thief) jibe that the Congress president has relentlessly propagated as the party’s signature slogan.
Indian Wells Open: Nursing knee injury, Rafael Nadal hopes to be 'ready' for showdown with Roger Federer
"Of course my goal and my idea is to be ready for tomorrow," Nadal said. "I cannot guarantee how I'm going to wake up tomorrow morning."
Indian Wells Open: Rafael Nadal shrugs off knee injury to set up semi-final showdown against Roger Federer
Nadal leads the head-to-head rivalry with Federer 23-15, but Federer has won 11 of their 20 hard-court meetings, including their last five.
Indian Wells Open: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal set to bring back memories that have transcended tennis in semi-final showdown
It’s been 16 months since the last Federer-Nadal clash – the second longest gap in their rivalry – but our ritual of marking down the matchup as the ultimate expression of tennis hasn’t changed one bit.
Indian Wells Open: Angelique Kerber sees off Venus Williams to set up final against resurgent Belinda Bencic
Resurgent Swiss Belinda Bencic toppled another top-10 player Thursday, downing fifth-ranked Karolina Pliskova to set up an Indian Wells WTA final against Angelique Kerber.
Indian Wells Open: World No 1 Naomi Osaka finds positives despite loss to Belinda Bencic in Round of 16
World No 1 Naomi Osaka was trying to find the positives after her Indian Wells WTA title defense went up in smoke on Tuesday.
Indian Wells Open: World No 1 Novak Djokovic aims to regroup in doubles after tasting defeat in singles
World No 1 Novak Djokovic was trying hard to take his shock loss at the ATP Indian Wells Masters in stride on Tuesday, but it wasn't easy.
Indian Wells Open: World No 1 Naomi Osaka dumped out by Belinda Bencic, Simona Halep also crashes out
World No 1 Naomi Osaka crashed out of Indian Wells on Tuesday, routed by Belinda Bencic on a day that saw second-ranked Simona Halep sent packing, too.
Indian Wells Open: Alexander Zverev suffers defeat against Jan-Lennard Struff; Novak Djokovic's match rained out
Ailing World No 3 Alexander Zverev crashed out of the ATP Indian Wells Masters, where Novak Djokovic's third round match was suspended by rain with one game completed.