The world no.4 issued a statement saying that due to exhaustion she was not able to give it 100 percent on the court and has cited that as the reason for pulling out of the event.
The statement from Kivotva said: "I am extremely disappointed to have to withdraw from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, one of my favourite tournaments on the calendar.
Unfortunately I have been feeling exhausted on the court in recent weeks and unable to compete at 100 percent. I will therefore be taking some time out in order to rest and restore my energy levels for the rest of the season."
The Indian Wells tournament is one of the biggest tour stops outside of the Grand Slams and along with the Miami Open and has all the players taking part.