Women's singles qualifying begins Monday at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

Men's qualifying play is scheduled to begin Tuesday

POSTED: 06:41 AM PST Mar 04, 2013    UPDATED: 04:38 PM PST Mar 04, 2013 

Women's singles qualifying play for the 2013 BNP  Paribas Open tennis tournament is scheduled to begin today at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, with 48 players from 23 nations seeking 12 berths in the 96 layer main draw.

The qualifying field includes Andrea Petkovic of Germany, who rose to  ninth in the Women's Tennis Association singles rankings in 2011 but was  sidelined for more than seven months in 2012 because of a low back injury  followed by an ankle injury. She is now ranked 177th.

Also competing is Coco Vandeweghe of Rancho Santa Fe, a finalist in the  2012 Bank of the West Classic and a niece of former NBA player and executive  Kiki Vandeweghe.

Play will begin at 10 a.m. on the outside courts. Admission is free.

Men's qualifying play is scheduled to begin Tuesday, women's main draw  play Wednesday and men's main draw play Thursday.

Additional information is available online at www.bnpparibasopen.com or  by calling (760) 200-8000.