A pair of former Grand Slam champions will take their place in the Indian Wells main draw. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday March 1, 2022

Andy Murray and Sofia Kenin have taken wild cards into next week’s BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

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Murray, ranked 84 and a three-time Grand Slam champion, and Kenin, ranked 89 and the 2020 Australian Open champion, will add some star power to the draw.

Murray, a finalist in the California desert in 2009, owns a 27-13 lifetime record at Indian Wells. Last year he took a wild card and played the event for the first time since 2017. He defeated Adrian Mannarino and Carlos Alcaraz before falling to Alexander Zverev in the third round.

The Scot owns a record of 8-6 on the season thus far.

Kenin is 2-5 on the season and she will enter the main draw with a five-match losing streak in tow. The former World No.4 did not play after Wimbledon last season, after being hampered by a foot injury then contracting Covid. In November she announced that she would be coached by her father, Alex Kenin, again

Kenin has only played the main draw at Indian Wells twice – she lost in the second round each time.