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Pacific Life No Longer Sponsor of Indian Wells Tennis Tournament

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The Indian Wells ATP Masters Series and WTA Tour Premier Tennis Tournament is without a title sponsor. The event has been known as the Pacific Life Open since 2002, but the insurance company will no longer sponsor the event.

Tournament Director Steve Simon tells KPSP that it was the tournament's decision to part ways with Pacific Life following a successful seven year partnership. A spokesman from the insurance company tells KPSP that they had a great relationship with the tournament and they are parting on very good terms.

Simon hopes to have a new title sponsor lined up by the end of August who will help to make the tournament an even bigger event. The tournament broke attendance records in 2007 and 2008, with over 330 thousand going through the gates this year. Simon sees a day when up to 600 thousand fans come to Indian Wells to watch the world's best tennis players.

Simon declined to say how much a title sponsor might pay, but did say "There are a lot of zeroes involved."

The Indian Wells tournament was last without a title sponsor in 2001 when it was known as the Masters Series Indian Wells Presented by Newsweek. From 1988-1999, the tournament was known as the Newsweek Champions Cup.

This year's tournament is scheduled to be played March 9-22 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The tournament is the fifth largest tennis event in the world, behind only the four grand slam events.
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I might go back next year. Really enjoyed it this year.
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This year's tournament is scheduled to be played March 9-22 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The tournament is the fifth largest tennis event in the world, behind only the four grand slam events.
since when did it get above Miami?


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Pacific Life No Longer Sponsor of Indian Wells Tennis Tournament





The Indian Wells ATP Masters Series and WTA Tour Premier Tennis Tournament is without a title sponsor. The event has been known as the Pacific Life Open since 2002, but the insurance company will no longer sponsor the event.

Tournament Director Steve Simon tells KPSP that it was the tournament's decision to part ways with Pacific Life following a successful seven year partnership. A spokesman from the insurance company tells KPSP that they had a great relationship with the tournament and they are parting on very good terms.

Simon hopes to have a new title sponsor lined up by the end of August who will help to make the tournament an even bigger event. The tournament broke attendance records in 2007 and 2008, with over 330 thousand going through the gates this year. Simon sees a day when up to 600 thousand fans come to Indian Wells to watch the world's best tennis players.

Simon declined to say how much a title sponsor might pay, but did say "There are a lot of zeroes involved."

The Indian Wells tournament was last without a title sponsor in 2001 when it was known as the Masters Series Indian Wells Presented by Newsweek. From 1988-1999, the tournament was known as the Newsweek Champions Cup.

This year's tournament is scheduled to be played March 9-22 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The tournament is the fifth largest tennis event in the world, behind only the four grand slam events.
and miami?

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since when did it get above Miami?
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and miami?
All the premium events and master series are tied as the 5th more important tournaments after the slams...
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Actually YEC is the biggest event after the Slams, along perhaps with the Olympics. Then, Indian Wells and Miami head the Tier I list.
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I love this tournament. It was my favorite for a while.
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5th largest event?? YEC? Miami?

It's a good tournament but they still need to make changes (reduce the draw size for women, make it one week, etc.)

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Miami >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> IW.
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Miami >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> IW.
I don't quite agree with that. I mean Miami's great but Indian wells has such a great feel out in the less humid desert of california and they have a GREAT facility for the players. Its' like a resort there thats also a tennis tournament. I like how the ball bounces and plays at Indian Wells. I also like how the Miami courts play but I see Indian Wells as a nice less hectic tournament.

YEC is probably 5th but Miami and Indian wells are both Tier I. Miami just gives extra cash but they have the same ranking points.
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I don't quite agree with that. I mean Miami's great but Indian wells has such a great feel out in the less humid desert of california and they have a GREAT facility for the players. Its' like a resort there thats also a tennis tournament. I like how the ball bounces and plays at Indian Wells. I also like how the Miami courts play but I see Indian Wells as a nice less hectic tournament.

YEC is probably 5th but Miami and Indian wells are both Tier I. Miami just gives extra cash but they have the same ranking points.
The field at Miami most of the time is much better.

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When will you learn that "pushers" never make it past the club level, let alone #1 on the WTA computer? Will it be too late?
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Pacific Life No Longer Sponsor of Indian Wells Tennis Tournament





The Indian Wells ATP Masters Series and WTA Tour Premier Tennis Tournament is without a title sponsor. The event has been known as the Pacific Life Open since 2002, but the insurance company will no longer sponsor the event.

Tournament Director Steve Simon tells KPSP that it was the tournament's decision to part ways with Pacific Life following a successful seven year partnership. A spokesman from the insurance company tells KPSP that they had a great relationship with the tournament and they are parting on very good terms.

Simon hopes to have a new title sponsor lined up by the end of August who will help to make the tournament an even bigger event. The tournament broke attendance records in 2007 and 2008, with over 330 thousand going through the gates this year. Simon sees a day when up to 600 thousand fans come to Indian Wells to watch the world's best tennis players.

Simon declined to say how much a title sponsor might pay, but did say "There are a lot of zeroes involved."

The Indian Wells tournament was last without a title sponsor in 2001 when it was known as the Masters Series Indian Wells Presented by Newsweek. From 1988-1999, the tournament was known as the Newsweek Champions Cup.

This year's tournament is scheduled to be played March 9-22 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The tournament is the fifth largest tennis event in the world, behind only the four grand slam events.

If it is the fifth largest tennis event in the world, behind only the four grand slam events why did Miami have over a Million $$ more prize money this year.

If The tournament broke attendance records in 2007 and 2008, with over 330 thousand going through the gates this year, Then why are the sponsors and backers bailing out.

featuring "The world's best tennis players" is not a true statement. More and
more of the best players are opting not to play IW.

They have faced bankrupcy recently, yet they continue to paint a rosy picture.

Larry and his cronies have revamped the whole WTA to try and force the Williams
Sisters and other top players to play there in an attempt to save it.

This tournament is in trouble, no matter the fluff they release to the press,
they just need to let it R.I.P.
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I don't quite agree with that. I mean Miami's great but Indian wells has such a great feel out in the less humid desert of california and they have a GREAT facility for the players. Its' like a resort there thats also a tennis tournament. I like how the ball bounces and plays at Indian Wells. I also like how the Miami courts play but I see Indian Wells as a nice less hectic tournament.
less hectic or less competition?
Indian Wells always have the weaker field compared to Miami. Miami usually has more top players making it more like a Grand Slam and a better tournament.


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