The 2012 Indian Wells Open women’s main draw singles matches begin on Wednesday 7 March at 11am local time in the Southern California Desert in the USA. In this post a number of interesting facts will be provided, including how the WTA ranking points and prize money are allocated for each round and what the schedule of play is for the entire tournament.
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The women’s event schedule begins with the 48-player qualifying singles draw on Monday 5 March. The Women’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday March 18. Every Indian Wells women’s singles champion for the whole 23 years of the women’s tournament, has finished that year ranked in the world’s Top 10. The total prize money for the women’s tournament is $5,536,664 US dollars.
Please note that the tournament management can alter the schedule from day to day.
The WTA ranking points and prize money for the women’s tournament is awarded to the players like this:
- The winner earns 1,000 points + $1,000,000;
- The runner-up earns 700 points + $500,000;
- The two semi finalists earn 450 + $200,000;
- The four quarter finalists earn 250 + $100,000,
- The 8 players who lose in the round of 16 earn 140 + $43,520;
- The 16 players who lose in the 3rd round earn 80 + $23,291;
- The 32 players who lose in the 2nd round earn 50 + $12,725;
- The *32 players who lose in the 1st round earn 5 points + $7,709;
- The 12 players who qualify earn 30 points for qualifying;
- The 12 players who lose in the final round of qualifying earn 20 points + $2,296;
- The 24 players who lose in the 1st round of qualifying receive 1 point + $1,175.
The schedule of play for entire 2012 Indian Wells Open women’s singles draw is:
- Monday 5 March: Qualifying Draw 1st round from 10am;
- Tuesday 6 March: Qualifying Draw 2nd round from 10am;
- Wednesday 7 March: Main Draw 1st round from 11am;
- Thursday 8 March: Main Draw 1st round from 11am and 7pm;
- Friday 9 March: 2nd round from 11am and 7pm;
- Saturday 10 March: 2nd round from 11am and 7pm;
- Sunday 11 March: 3rd round from 11am and 7pm;
- Monday 12 March: 3rd round from 11am and 7pm;
- Tuesday 13 March: Round of 16 from 11am and 7pm;
- Wednesday 14 March: Quarter Finals from 11am and 7pm;
- Thursday 15 March: Quarter Finals from 11am and 7pm;
- Friday 16 March: Semi Finals from 11am and 6pm;
- Saturday 17 March: no women’s singles matches; and
- Sunday 18 March: Women’s Singles Finals at 11am.
*The points awarded to a 1st round loser vary according to how they were allocated a place in the 1st round.
For further details about the different rankings points allocations for different situations for 1st round losers and for players who gain entry into the main draw from the qualifying event click-> Indian Wells 2012 Women’s Qualifying Singles Draw.
To get you started, did you know that if any of the 32 seeded players who lose their first match after being given a bye into the 2nd round are treated as a 1st round loser for ranking points allocation purposes i.e. they receive 5 points for losing their first match.
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