On the women’s side, other top-20 players committing early to the event include such stars as Amelie Mauresmo of France; Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva and Nadia Petrova of Russia; Paola Suarez of Argentina; and Karolina Sprem of Croatia. Also returning is 2002 Pacific Life Open Champion Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia.
“The Pacific Life Open showcases the top stars in the beautiful setting of the California desert,” said Charlie Pasarell, tournament director. “Fans will be treated to some truly spectacular matches again this year.”
The 48-player women’s qualifying draw takes place Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8, feeding 12 players into the main draw, which opens on Wednesday, March 9. Men’s qualifying begins on Wednesday, March 9 with 48 players vying for 12 spots in the main draw; first-round play begins on Friday, March 11. The women’s final will be held on Super Saturday, March 19, the day that also features men’s semifinal action. The men’s championship will follow a best-of-five set format and be held on Sunday, March 20.
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