Justine Henin, Carlos Moyá get wild cards to BNP Paribas Open
Justine Henin, who made it to the finals of the Australian Open in her first major tournament after a nearly two-year retirement, and 1998 French Open champion Carlos Moyá received wild-card entries into the BNP Paribas Open, which begins with qualifying rounds Monday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Women's main-draw play begins March 10, and men's main-draw play begins March 11. The tournament runs through March 21.
Henin, who won the tournament in 2004, is returning for the first time since 2006. Moyá became the first Spaniard to be ranked No. 1 in the world in 1999 after he reached the finals of the Indian Wells tournament.
Argentina's David Nalbandian, a former Wimbledon finalist, also received a spot in the main draw, as did 20-year-old Alexa Glatch of Newport Beach. Glatch made it to the third round at Indian Wells last year.
FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported the men's main draw beginning March 12.
-- Diane Pucin
Photo: Justine Henin. Credit: Nicolas Luttiau / US Presswire