Feb 28, 200807:22 PMThe Life
It's March and Time for Great Tennis!
The Pacific Life Open, the harbinger of spring, will soon be bringing tennis fans to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for another thrill-packed event. This is the fifth most-attended tennis tournament in the world and features the top players on the ATP and WTA tours. Mark the dates, March10-23, 2008, and get your tickets early. Call the box office at 800-999-1585 or 760-200-8000 or order online at PacificLifeOpen.com. Defending champions Rafael Nadal and Daniela Hantuchova will be there, joined by very strong fields for both the men's and women's draws. There may be a few wild card surprises. Roger Federer, still No. 1, will be looking to win and our Davis Cup heroes Andy Roddick and James Blake want to make an American presence felt. All the men's and women's semi-finalists from the Australian Open will compete and Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the Australian Open champion, will hope to make the finals again this year. Everyone will be welcoming Lindsay Davenport back to the Pacific Life Open after the birth of her first child. A great favorite here, winning two singles titles and six doubles titles. And is a rivalry in the works for Maria Sharapova and Daniela Hantuchova? Wait and see. Every day will be a thrill, spectacular tennis, great food throughout the gardens, music, shopping, and the fabulous desert weather.
Raphael Nadal & Daniela Hantuchova. Photos by Michael Baz