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2008 Pacific Life Open Men's Singles Draw to Begin 1 Day Earlier

2008 Travel and Series Packages Are Now On Sale

Indian Wells, Calif., September, 2007 – The Pacific Life Open, to be held March 10-23, 2008 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will begin its men’s singles draw one day earlier than its traditional Friday start, it was announced today by tournament director Steve Simon.

The tournament, now in its 33rd year, will deliver added value to fans by having an additional session of men’s singles matches on Thursday, March 13. All men’s singles first round matches will be held on Thursday and Friday, while second round matches will be held over the course of the first weekend.

"One of the great strengths of the Pacific Life Open is that it is a joint event," said Simon. "By having another day where the best men’s and women’s players in the world compete at the same time, we will deliver a better experience for our fans and continue to enhance our world class event."

In addition, the fifth largest tennis event in the world released its 2007-2008 Hotel & Ticket packages for the tournament. This year two new hotel options; the Embassy Suites Palm Desert Resort and the Homewood Suites by Hilton La Quinta; have been added to the six existing plans, including – First Serve (3/12-3/14), Aces Weekend (3/14-3/16), Champions (3/17-3/19), The Final Four Days (3/20-3/23), Advantage Weekend (3/21-3/23) and Masters Week (3/16-3/23).

Most packages include hotel/Tennis Garden shuttle service (some exceptions apply); official tournament program; daily draw sheet; and unlimited admission to the Garden Club, an air-conditioned VIP hospitality area featuring a private dining area with award winning food prepared by one of America ’s leading restaurant groups.

In addition to the Hotel & Ticket packages, the tournament is offering the Classic series ticket package (March 12-23) for all sessions and four mini-ticket packages, including Kickoff Weekend (March 14-16), Evening (March 14-21), Mid-Week (March 18-20) and Final Weekend (March 21-23).

For a brochure or more information, please call or visit the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office, (800) 999-1585, 78-200 Miles Avenue, Indian Wells, CA 92210. To order on-line or to see your seat location sight line, click Hotel & Ticket Packages or e-mail


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