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Preview: What tennis events are happening in March 2024?

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Strap yourselves in, because we’re getting ready to embark on a stellar month in tennis as the tours head stateside for the 'Sunshine Double'.

With back-to-back WTA and ATP Masters 1000 events headlining the schedule, March is set to serve up a month of show-stopping tennis entertainment.

We’ve pulled together all the must-watch events of the month across the WTA, ATP, Challenger and Wheelchair Tours so you don't miss a minute of the action.

Key events

4-10 March: Tennis takes to the desert for first combined 1000 events of the season

BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells

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The time of year has rolled around again, when world’s best WTA and ATP stars flock to the desert for the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells. Commonly referred to as the “fifth Grand Slam” due to its high-profile status and two-week long-playing format, the tournament will welcome the world’s best WTA and ATP players to California.

Last year’s instalment saw a host of Brits shine on the big stage, with Emma Raducanu and Jack Draper reaching the round of 16 for the first time. Raducanu had her best run since her 2021 US Open victory at the tournament, where she took out two seeds in Magda Linette and then world No.13 Beatriz Haddad Maia en route to the final 16.

Meanwhile, Draper shone in the sunshine state – defeating Leandro Reidi and fellow Brits Dan Evans and Andy Murray before being forced to withdraw against eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz in the round of 16 battle.

This year’s tournament sees 10 Brits in main draw action across the women’s, men’s and doubles draws. Katie Boulter is flying the flag for the British women, while Cam Norrie, Evans, Murray and Draper feature in the men’s and Lloyd Glasspool, Jamie Murray, Joe Salisbury, and last year’s runner-up Neal Skupski will contest the men’s doubles.

Read the full Indian Wells preview

Cajun Classic

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The Uniqlo Wheelchair Tour will also head to the US as the players prepare for the Cajun Classic. The tournament marks the second ITF Super Series event of the year and attracts the world’s best pros from across the globe. Amongst those set to contest the trophy is defending champions Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid, who sealed their first doubles crown at last year’s event, having defeated top seeds Martin de la Puente and Gustavo Fernandez 7-6(1), 6-2 in the final.

Lucy Shuker and Andy Lapthorne are also set to compete in the women's and quad draws.

11-17 March: Indian Wells continues, while Challenger events get underway

  • BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells (ATP/WTA 1000)
  • Arizona Tennis Classic (Challenger 175)
  • Fifth Third Charleston 125 (WTA 125)
  • BNP Paribas World Team Cup European Qualification

Arizona Tennis Classic

While the second week of Indian Wells gets underway, there are a host of ATP Challenger and WTA 125 events also lining the calendars.

It's placement on the ATP schedule will see the Arizona Tennis Classic attract a strong line-up of stars, including Murray, Draper, Christopher Eubanks, Tomas Etcheverry and Emil Ruusuvuori - unless they are still alive in the Indian Wells draw.

Last year, the Challenger 175 event saw Portugal’s Nuno Borges lift the title, after defeating Alexander Shevchenko in three sets.

Fifth Third Charleston 125

The WTA will return to the Fifth Third Charleston 125 for the first time since 2021.

This year will mark only the second edition of the tournament, with Varvaro Lepchenko being crowned the inaugural champion. While it’s uncertain who the entrants will be this year, we can expect to see plenty of the sport’s upcoming stars compete in the WTA 125 event.

18-24 March: Tennis stars head to Miami to complete the ‘Sunshine Double’

  • Miami Open (ATP/WTA 1000)

Miami Open

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From the west coast to the east coast, we’ll then head over to Miami for the second combined ATP and WTA 1000 event of the month. Similarly to Indian Wells, the Miami Open will span across a two-week period, running from the 17-31 March.

Last year, Petra Kvitova upset Elena Rybakina 7-6(14), 6-2 to clinch her first of two titles in 2023. Meanwhile in the men’s event, Daniil Medvedev defeated Jannik Sinner 7-5, 6-3 to claim his 19th ATP Tour title. With both players set to return to the tournament this year and a strong field of players looking to fight for the crowns, will Kvitova and Medvedev be able to successfully defend their titles?

In British action, Boulter, Norrie, Evans, Murray and Draper all make up part of the star-studded line-up preparing to battle for the silverware.

25-31 March: Challenger and WTA 125 events conclude the month

  • San Luis Open (Challenger 125/WTA 125)
  • Megasaray Hotels Open (WTA 125)
  • Napoli Tennis Cup (Challenger 125)

San Luis Open

The Challenger tours will turn to the clay courts for the San Luis Open, taking place between 25-31 March.

The tournament, which is held in San Luis, Mexico, will play host to the Challenger 125 and WTA 125 events, which are set to welcome an abundance of talent to the courts. Last year’s men’s event saw Jan Choinski reach the semi-finals before he lost out to Dominik Koepfer.

Wild card entrant Elisabetta Cocciaretto was crowned champion in the inaugural edition of the women’s event.

How to watch the events

Watch live coverage of the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells, Miami Open and other WTA and ATP events exclusively on Sky Sports Tennis and Now TV.

ATP Challenger Tour events will be available to stream for free on Challenger TV.

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