Indian Wells 2011 Women’s Singles Draw

The 2011 Indian Wells Open women’s singles event begins on Wednesday 9 March at 10am local time. There are 96 players in the draw divided up between 76 Direct Acceptances, 12 Qualifiers (Q) and 8 Wild Cards (WC).

In this post the full women’s singles draw will be listed below plus a number of interesting facts about the main draw. The official tournament name of Indian Wells is the BNP Paribas Open due to title sponsorship naming rights and it is a WTA Premier Mandatory category tournament played on Deco Turf II hard courts from March 7 to 20. The last direct acceptance into the draw was Zuzana Ondraskova of the Czech Republic who was ranked No.82 at the cut-off date.

The Seeds: In a 128-player sized draw there are 32 seeded players in order to keep the 1 seed for each 4 spots in the draw ratio according to tournament draw rules. Indian Wells has a 96-player draw so the seeds all receive a BYE in the 1st round and await the 32 winners of the 1st round matches in the 2nd round.

The seeding is of players is according to the most recent rankings before the qualifying singles draw is made . The qualifying was drawn on Sunday 6 March so that is why the seeding for both the qualifying and main draws are made according to the 28 February rankings and not this weeks 7 March rankings.

The Wild Cards: The 8 wild cards were awarded to 7 Americans: Sloane STEPHENS, Jill CRAYBAS, Christina MCHALE, Lauren DAVIS, Vania KING, Coco VANDEWEGHE, Alison RISKE and India’s Sania MIRZA.

The Qualifiers: The 48-player qualifying tournament began on Monday 7 March and concludes on Tuesday 8 March. As soon as the qualifying event is completed the names of the 12 qualifiers will be added into their allocated spots in the draw below and listed here-> Rebecca MARINO, Monica NICULESCU, Alize CORNET, Kirsten FLIPKENS, Nuria LLAGOSTERA VIVES, Misaki DOIZHANG Shuai, Lucie HRADECKA, Laura POUS-TIO, Jamie HAMPTON, Tamira PASZEK and Sorana CIRSTEA.

To see the FULL 2011 Women’s Schedule of Play, prize money and WTA ranking points earned per round plus more details about the qualifying event click-> Indian Wells 2011 Women’s Schedule of Play. The full draw below only has the Top 16 seeds names highlighted to make it easier to spot which Top 16 seeds are drawn to play each other for a spot in the quarter finals.

The draw for the seeded players IF they all win through to the 3rd round is:

  • Caroline WOZNIACKI (1) v (28) Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ
  • Alisa KLEYBANOVA (22) v (13) Flavia PENNETTA
  • Agnieszka RADWANSKA (9) v (24) Maria KIRILENKO
  • Klara ZAKOPALOVA(31) v (8) Victoria AZARENKA
  • Samantha STOSUR (4) v (26) Daniela HANTUCHOVA
  • Aravane REZAI (20) v (16) Maria SHARAPOVA
  • Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (11) v (18) Nadia PETROVA
  • Alexandra DULGHERU (27) v (7) LI Na

The seeded match ups for the bottom half of the draw are:

  • Francesca SCHIAVONE (5) v (30) Tsvetana PIRONKOVA
  • Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (17) v (10) Shahar PEER
  • Kaia KANEPI (14) v (23) Yanina WICKMAYER
  • Dominka CIBULKOVA (25) v (3) Vera ZVONAREVA
  • Jelena JANKOVIC (6) v (32) Julia GOERGES
  • Ana IVANOVIC (19) v (12) Petra KVITOVA
  • Marion BARTOLI (15) v (21) Andrea PETKOVIC
  • Jarmila GROTH (29) v (2) Kim CLIJSTERS

The draw for the 2011 Indian Wells Open Women’s singles event is:

  1. Caroline WOZNIACKI (1) v BYE
  2. Jamie HAMPTON (Q) v (WC) Sloane STEPHENS
  3. Nuria LLAGOSTERA VIVES (Q) v Simona HALEP
  4. BYE v (28) Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ
  5. Alisa KLEYBANOVA (22) v BYE
  6. Agnes SZAVAY v (WC) Jill CRAYBAS
  7. Roberta VINCI v Elena BALTACHA
  8. BYE v (13) Flavia PENNETTA
  9. Agnieszka RADWANSKA (9) v BYE
  10. Varvara LEPCHENKO v Iveta BENESOVA
  11. Anna CHAKVETADZE v (Q) Misaki DOI
  12. BYE v (24) Maria KIRILENKO
  13. Klara ZAKOPALOVA (31) v BYE
  14. Urszula RADWANSKA v Bojana JOVANOVSKI
  15. Ekaterina MAKAROVA v (Q) Rebecca MARINO
  16. BYE v (8) Victoria AZARENKA
  17. Samantha STOSUR (4) v BYE
  18. Angelique KERBER v (Q) Laura POUS-TIO
  19. Aranxta PARRA SANTONJA v Dinara SAFINA
  20. BYE v (26) Daniela HANTUCHOVA
  21. Aravane REZAI (20) v BYE
  22. Ayumi MORITA v (Q) ZHANG Shuai
  23. Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES v (Q) Tamira PASZEK
  24. BYE v (16) Maria SHARAPOVA
  25. Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (11) v BYE
  26. Akgul AMANMURADOVA v (WC) Christina MCHALE
  27. Sofia ARVIDSSON v ZHENG Jie
  28. BYE v (18) Nadia PETROVA
  29. Alexandra DULGHERU (27) v BYE
  30. Kirsten FLIPKENS (Q) v (Q) Lucie HRADECKA
  31. Renata VORACOVA v PENG Shuai
  32. BYE v (7) LI Na

The bottom half of the draw is:

  1. Francesca SCHIAVONE (5) v BYE
  2. Zuzana ONDRASKOVA v (WC) Lauren DAVIS
  3. Patty SCHNYDER v (Q) Alize CORNET
  4. BYE v (30) Tsvetana PIRONKOVA
  5. Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA (17) v BYE
  6. Polona HERCOG v Anastasija SEVASTOVA
  7. Vera DUSHEVINA v Bethanie MATTEK-SANDS
  8. BYE v (10) Shahar PEER
  9. Kaia KANEPI (14) v BYE
  10. Vania KING (WC) v Gisela DULKO
  11. Melanie OUDIN v Elena VESNINA
  12. BYE v (23) Yanina WICKMAYER
  13. Dominika CIBULKOVA (25) v BYE
  14. Romina OPRANDI v (WC) Sania MIRZA
  15. Olga GOVORTSOVA v Timea BACSINSZKY
  16. BYE v (3) Vera ZVONAREVA
  17. Jelena JANKOVIC (6) v BYE
  18. Edina GALLOVITS-HALL v (WC) Coco VANDEWEGHE
  19. Johanna LARSSON v Sybille BAMMER
  20. BYE v (32) Julia GOERGES
  21. Ana IVANOVIC (19) v BYE
  22. Yaroslava SHVEDOVA v Kimiko DATE-KRUMM
  23. Alison RISKE (WC) v Barbora ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA
  24. BYE v (12) Petra KVITOVA
  25. Marion BARTOLI (15) v BYE
  26. Anastasia RODIONOVA v (Q) Monica NICULESCU
  27. Kristina BARROIS v Lucie SAFAROVA
  28. BYE v (21) Andrea PETKOVIC
  29. Jarmila GROTH (29) v BYE
  30. Sara ERRANI v Greta ARN
  31. Sorana CIRSTEA (Q) v Alla KUDRYAVTSEVA
  32. BYE v (2) Kim CLIJSTERS

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