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Raymond & Stosur Continue Doubles Domination - Top seeds Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur continue to dominate the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour doubles court, winning the Pacific Life Open title without dropping a set.

Federer Creates History in the Desert - Top seed Roger Federer became the first player in tournament history (since 1976) to win three consecutive Pacific Life Open titles when he defeated new Top 10 member James Blake 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday's final.

Sharapova Denies Dementieva in Final - Third seed Maria Sharapova held firm during blustery conditions to win the all-Russian showdown against Elena Dementieva in the final of the Pacific Life Open Saturday. Sharapova claimed her second Tier I title with a 6-1, 6-2 win.

Federer Advances to Third Consecutive Pacific Life Open Final -Roger Federer moved closer to a seventh title from his past nine ATP Masters Series appearances after defeating Paradorn Srichaphan 6-2, 6-3 in Saturday's semifinals at the Pacific Life Open.

Sharapova, Dementieva Chase First Pacific Life Open Crown - Maria Sharapova defeated Martina Hingis 6-3, 6-3 to reach her first final at the Pacific Life Open and in the process avenged her painful loss to the Swiss Miss in the first Tier 1 event of the year in Tokyo.

Bare-Chested Blake Reaches SFs - James Blake broke into the INDESIT ATP Rankings Top 10 for the first time Friday when he defeated Igor Andreev 6-1, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open.

Henin-Hardenne, Dementieva Reach SFs - Top seed Justine Henin-Hardenne kept alive her hopes of winning a second Pacific Life Open title in three years with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Argentine Gisela Dulko Thursday to reach the semifinals.

Federer Closes on 10th Consecutive Final - Top seed and World No. 1 Roger Federer moved closer to a third consecutive Pacific Life Open title when he defeated sixth-seeded Croatian Ivan Ljubicic 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semifinals in Indian Wells Thursday.

Dementieva Rallies to Reach Semifinals - Fourth seeded Russian Elena Dementieva shrugged off another round of service yips to advance to the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open Thursday. The World No. 8 served up 14 double faults but still rallied from a set down to defeat eight-seeded Serb Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Hingis Reaches Semifinals - Martina Hingis continues to close on the first title of her stunning comeback after powering into the semifinals of the Pacific Life Open Wednesday. Hingis moved to a WTA-best 20 match wins on the season with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Russian Dinara Safina.

Federer Finds His Groove; Roddick Bounced - Roger Federer sharpened his game to defeat French teen Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4 and keep alive his quest to win a third consecutive Pacific Life Open title in Indian Wells. The World No. 1, who sprayed 59 errors in his three-set win over Olivier Rochus just one day earlier, won 94 percent of points on his first serve and did not face a break point in his 56-minute win.

Hingis Continues Hot Comeback with Davenport Win - Martina Hingis eliminated one of the three remaining former Indian Wells champions when she defeated Lindsay Davenport 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Pacific Life Open quarterfinals Tuesday.

Error-Prone Federer Still Advances - Roger Federer continued his quest to reach a 10th consecutive final when he survived a tough three-set battle against diminutive Belgian Olivier Rochus to reach the fourth round of the Pacific Life Open Tuesday.

Justine Serves Up Double Bagel - Chasing her second Pacific Life Open title in three seasons, top seed Justine Henin-Hardenne wasted no time in powering into the fourth round Monday, crushing Japan's Aiko Nakamura 6-0, 6-0.

Hewitt Survives Schuettler Test - Two-time champion and ninth seed Lleyton Hewitt toiled for 2 hr., 42 mins. Monday before outlasting German Rainer Schuettler 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-4 to reach the third round.

Hingis and Davenport Set for Showdown - Top seed Justine Henin-Hardenne had to wait an extra day to make her 2006 Pacific Life Open debut, but wasted no time in picking up where she left off.

Nadal Starts Strong in Indian Wells - Super Sunday at the 2006 Pacific Life Open started off with a bang, as teen sensation Rafael Nadal kicked off the blockbuster proceedings on Center Court with a solid victory.

Federer, Roddick Notch Wins in Opener; Agassi to Meet Haas in Third Round - Roger Federer embarked on his quest for a third consecutive Pacific Life Open shield Sunday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and prevailed in a tough opener against reigning Olympic gold medalist Nicolas Massu.

Dementieva Survives Error-Filled Match - The women managed to squeeze in five singles matches Saturday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden before play was suspended due to rain.

Blake Recovers From Slow Start; Massu Thrills Crowd with Comeback - American James Blake began with a sluggish start Saturday morning on Center Court, but quickly turned around his form to secure a second-round victory at the Pacific Life Open.

Hingis Starts With Desert Triumph; Davenport Commands All-American Meeting - In her first match back on North American soil since 2002, Martina Hingis proved that the three-year hiatus had not affected her form.

Scud Bows Out in Indian Wells Opener; Safin to Face Moya in Second Round - Men's main draw action started Friday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden with a Center Court match between 2004 ATP Newcomer of the Year, Florian Mayer of Germany, and 1999 Indian Wells champion Mark Philippoussis.

Federer Seeks Desert Three-Peat - Top seed and two-time defending champion Roger Federer comes into Indian Wells with a 16-1 match record on the season. The 24-year-old Swiss superstar has captured ATP titles in Doha and the Australian Open while reaching the final in Dubai, where he saw his record 56-match hard court winning streak come to an end against No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the final.

Pacific Life Open to Offer Broadband TV Service Online - The Pacific Life Open, in partnership with Tennis Properties Limited (TPL), is set to enhance each fans tournament experience with the introduction of www.Pacificlifeopen.tv - a new, high quality, broadband TV service that will deliver the tournament straight to their desktop.

Mattek, Kirkland Battle into Second Round - The second day of women's main draw action continued Thursday at the Pacific Life Open with Center Court marathon matches between qualifiers, Aussie Nicole Pratt and American Bethanie Mattek, and between German Sandra Kloesel and American qualifier Jessica Kirkland.

Qualifiers Prepare for Main Draw Action - California-native Kevin Kim became the first of twelve qualifiers to advance to the 2006 Pacific Life Open main draw with a victory over No. 4 seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Thursday morning at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Agassi Faces Tough Road - Andre Agassi must overcome a brutal draw at the Pacific Life Open to add to his record 17 ATP Masters Series titles. Eighth-seeded Agassi, who won the Indian Wells crown in 2001, will enter his first match against the winner of Paul Goldstein and Alberto Martin with confidence.

Americans Find Opening Round Success - Lisa Raymond and Ashley Harkleroad made good use of home court advantage as opening round play commenced at the 2006 Pacific Life Open. The Americans took Center Court in back-to-back matches Wednesday afternoon, and thrilled the Indian Wells crowd with victorious efforts.

Americans Find Opening Round Success - Lisa Raymond and Ashley Harkleroad made good use of home court advantage as opening round play commenced at the 2006 Pacific Life Open. The Americans took Center Court in back-to-back matches Wednesday afternoon, and thrilled the Indian Wells crowd with victorious efforts.

Men's Qualifying Gets Underway - Guillermo Garcia-Lopez began his qualifying bid at the 2006 Pacific Life Open on a high note, turning in a comfortable win to begin men's play Wednesday morning at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Marquee Matches Decorate Men's Draw - Tuesday's draw ceremony at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden produced a number of headline match-ups at the 2006 Pacific Life Open, which will mark the first time this season that the Top 5 players in the INDESIT ATP Rankings will be competing together in a tournament.

Qualifiers Set for Main Draw Action - The WTA singles qualifying rounds concluded Tuesday with twelve women advancing to the main draw of the 2006 Pacific Life Open. Anastasiya Yakimova, the No. 4 seed, will be the highest-seeded qualifier to advance to the main draw.

Top Seeds in Qualifying Draw Tested - Women's qualifying kicked off the 2006 Pacific Life Open on Monday, with 48 players taking to the courts for a busy day of matches at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Past Champions Enter as Top Seeds - Former Indians Wells titlists Justin Henin-Hardenne and Lindsay Davenport lead the women's field at the 2006 Pacific Life Open, and are faced with a challenging road to the final following Monday's draw ceremony.

Former Champions and Rising Stars Receive Wild Cards - Pacific Life Open Champions Martina Hingis and Mark Philippoussis headline a strong group that include No. 1 ranked ITF Junior Donald Young and 2003 Junior Player of the Year Alexis Glatch that will receive wildcards into the main draw.

Federer Returns to Defend Crown - The recently crowned Australian Open Champion and No. 1 ranked ATP Tour pro, Roger Federer, will return to defend his back-to-back Pacific Life Open titles March 6-19, 2006 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Davenport, Sharapova, Henin-Hardenne Commit - Lindsay Davenport, Maria Sharapova, and Justine Henin-Hardenne have all committed to the Pacific Life Open, to be held March 6-19, 2006, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Culinary Ace Joachim Splichal to Serve at Pacific Life Open - Joachim Splichal, master chef of Los Angeles' celebrated Patina restaurant and fine dining Patina Group founder, will present a winemaker dinner event and a series of signature dishes served at The Garden Club.

Pacific Life Open Announces New Partnership - The Pacific Life Open, held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, has signed a deal that will keep the most-attended non-Grand Slam tennis tournament in the world in Indian Wells, California.

Pacific Life Open to offer Tennis!Link Radios - Tennis!Link has been selected by the Pacific Life Open, to offer spectators handheld radios that will broadcast all Stadium Court matches while keeping viewers up to date with outside court match scores.

Training & Tryouts for Ballkids Start - Training sessions for those interested in one of the most desirable job in the world of professional tennis, being a ballkid at the 2006 Pacific Life Open, will take place at the Indian Wells Garden.

Daily Tickets on Sale for 2006 - Beginning Tuesday, November 1, 2005, fans will be able to purchase daily tickets for all 20 session of the Pacific Life Open at the same ticket price since 2000.

Ticket & Hotel Packages Are Back for 2006 - The Pacific Life Open has released its 2006 Hotel & Ticket packages October, 2005 and sales has more than doubled from this time last year.

Community Partner Program Introduced - Now local businesses can benefit from this unique experience with the new Community Partner Program, which includes five fantastic sponsorship packages at one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.

Dates Announced for 2006 Pacific Life Open - On the heels of its most successful event to date, the Pacific Life Open today announced that next year's tournament will be held March 6-19, 2006, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

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