INDIAN WELLS, CA, USA - Amanda Anisimova and Bianca Andreescu will be teenage dreaming in the desert this spring.
The two rising stars were awarded wildcards into next week's BNP Paribas Open, announced by the tournament on Friday.
Anisimova burst onto the scene in the California desert last year, as she scored her first-ever Top 10 victory over Petra Kvitova en route to reaching the round of 16, and became the first player born in the 2000s to reach the second week of a Grand Slam at the Australian Open this January.
Andreescu, runner-up at the ASB Classic in New Zealand to start the season and a semifinalist this week at the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL presentado por HSBC in Acapulco, won her first career WTA 125 Series title on California soil to close out January.
Five other Americans also received wildcards into the first Premier Mandatory event of the season: Sachia Vickery, Jennifer Brady, Taylor Townsend, Madison Brengle, and the player who accumulated the most points in the Oracle Challenger Series, Jessica Pegula.
Vickery had a headline-grabbing result of her own at last year's tournament, where she upset then-World No.3 Garbiñe Muguruza in the first round.
So grateful and humbled to receive a main draw wildcard into @BNPPARIBASOPEN . Very excited for this opportunity after having such a memorable/ life changing week here last year. Thank you for the chance to make new memories #WakandaForever ??♀️??♀️??♀️
— Sachia Vickery (@SachiaVick) March 2, 2019
In addition, Americans Francesca Di Lorenzo, Allie Kiick, Catherine Mcnally, and BNP Paribas Open pre-qualifying champion Ashley Kratzer received wild cards into the BNP Paribas Open Women’s qualifying draw.
Zoe Kruger of South Africa also received a qualifying wild card, and one remaining women’s qualifying wild card is still to be awarded.
Main draw play in Indian Wells begins on March 4.