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Preview: What tennis events are coming up in March 2023?


March marks a big month in the world of tennis, with back-to-back WTA 1000 and ATP Masters 1000 events headlining a jam-packed schedule. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action, we’ve pulled together all the must-watch ATP, WTA, ITF, and wheelchair tournaments for the upcoming month.

27 February – 5 March: The inaugural ATX Open kicks off the WTA schedule

Key Events:

  • Acapulco (ATP 500)
  • ATX Open (WTA 250)
  • Abierto GNP Seguros (WTA 250)
  • Movistar Chile Open (ATP 250)
  • Pau Challenger (ATP Challenger 125)

Mexican Open

Kicking off proceedings on ATP tour in March is the Mexican Open – set in one of the most popular coastal resorts in Mexico, Acapulco. 2022 saw British No.1 Cam Norrie reach the final where he missed out on the title to four-time champion Rafael Nadal.

ATX Open


March will see the inaugural ATX Open get underway on the WTA tour. The week-long event will take place between 27 February – 5 March with British No.1 Emma Raducanu and Harriet Dart joining the likes of Danielle Collins, Sloane Stephens and Magda Linette in the main draw of the Austin event.

Katie Boulter, Jodie Burrage and Heather Watson will all compete in the qualifying stages in a bid to break into the main draw.

6 – 12 March: Tennis hits the sunshine state for a fortnight of action

  • Indian Wells (ATP 1000 & WTA 1000)
  • Georgia Wheelchair Open (ITF 1 Series)

BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells

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The second week of March marks the start of one of the most competitive events of the year – BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells. Known to many as the “fifth Grand Slam”, the combined WTA 1000 and ATP Masters 1000 event will feature a star-studded field with many of the top 75 players from the WTA and ATP tours, as well as wild cards and qualifiers.

British No.1  Norrie made history at the event in 2021 when he became the first British player to win the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells singles title, after a three-set battle against Nikoloz Basilashvili.

This year’s event will welcome a host of British talent to the sunshine state, with current world No.13 Norrie, Jack Draper, Dan Evans, Kyle Edmund and Andy Murray set to battle it out in the singles draw, while joint world No.1 Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury, Jamie Murray and Lloyd Glasspool leading the British charge in the doubles.

In the women’s draw, Raducanu is expected to make an appearance after receiving a wild card to the event, while Dart and Burrage will be competing for a spot in the main draw in the qualifiers.

13 – 19 March: Wheelchair tour heads to Cajun for ITF Super Series event

  • Indian Wells (ATP 1000 & WTA 1000)
  • Arizona Tennis Classic (Challenger 175)
  • Cajun Classic (ITF Super Series)

Cajun Classic


While Indian Wells enters its second week, the Wheelchair tour will head to Cajun for the second ITF Super Series event of the year – taking place between the 14 – 19 March. 2022 saw current world No.1 Alfie Hewett lift the title for the third time in his career, after defeating Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez 6-2, 6-0.

The event also proved to be a success for Andy Lapthorne, who lifted the quad doubles title for a third time last year, after he and Davis Wagner defeated Australian, Canadian duo Heath Davidson and Robert Shaw 6-3, 6-3. Britain’s Lucy Shuker and doubles partner Dana Matthewson also made it to the doubles final where they finished runners up.

Arizona Tennis Classic

Meanwhile, the ATP Challenger tour will pay a visit to Arizona for the Arizona Tennis Classic. This year sees the tournament become the first event of the newly created Challenger 175 category. 

The draw already has six top-50 players set to feature, with the tournament beginning on March 13. The main-draw action will get underway following the third round of Indian Wells, with several high-ranked players who suffer an early exit at the Masters 1000 event expected to play the Challenger before heading to Miami.

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20 – 26 March: Players flock to Miami to complete the ‘Sunshine Double’

  • Miami Open (WTA 1000 & ATP Masters 1000)
  • BNP Paribas World Team Cup European Qualifications

Miami Open


From one combined WTA 1000 and ATP Masters 1000 event to another, the third week of March will see players gather in Miami to complete the ‘Sunshine Double’. The two week-long tournament will get underway on 19 March and conclude on 2 April.

Last year, Iga Swiatek became the youngest player to clinch the Indian Wells and Miami Open titles in a single season, after she defeated Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-0 in the final. Meanwhile in the men’s draw, reigning champion and world No.2 Carlos Alcaraz will be looking to defend his title 12 months on from winning the first Masters 1000 title of his young career.

BNP Paribas World Team Cup European Qualifiers

Also getting underway between the 21–26 March will be The BNP Paribas World Team Cup European Qualifiers, taking place in Antalya, Turkey. The BNP Paribas World Team Cup is often referred to as the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup of wheelchair tennis with over 100 teams from around 50 countries taking part in the competition each year.

27 March – 2 April: The spring clay court season kicks off with ATP Challenger events

  • Miami Open (WTA 1000 & ATP Masters 1000)
  • Mexico City Open (Challenger 125)
  • Sanremo Tennis Cup (Challenger 125)

Mexico City Open and Sanremo Tennis Cup

Concluding another hectic month will be the Mexico City Open and the Sanremo Tennis Cups. The two ATP Challenger events will mark the beginning of the 2023 spring clay court season; with 2022 seeing Switzerland’s Marc-Andrea Huesler claim victory in Mexico, while world No.10 Holger Rune came out on top in a three-set battle with home favourite Francesco Passaro to lift the trophy.

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