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Pacific Life Open
Pacific Life is an official sponsor of the Indian Wells Masters. This is an annual tennis tournament held at Indian Wells, California. This event forms part of the ATP Masters Series. It is played in March, and is played on hard courts. This tournament witnesses 250,000 visitors every year. It is played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden that has 20 tennis courts that includes a 16,100-seat main stadium along side two other smaller ones.
The Pacific Life Open was previously called the Newsweek Champions Cup, and the Congoleum Classic, and the Pilot Pen Classic. The women's tournament was known as the Virginia Slims of Palm Springs, the Virginia Slims of Indian Wells, and the Evert Cup in honor of Chris Evert.
The women's tournament used to be held one week before the men's event. By 1996, the championship emerged as a fully combined event, and was one of the few on both the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tours, and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). With 96 top level professional players, it has become one of the largest events on both tours.The Pacific Life Open is thought to be the Grand Slam of the West in the eyes of many. It is by far one of the elite international sporting events of today. It is hosted annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. This venue is a modern facility with a 16,000 seat capacity, and the event stands as the fifth most-attended tennis tournament in the world.
Under the partners Charlie Pasarell and Raymond Moore, this event has drawn in more than 250 of the world's top tennis stars [men and women] annually. Some of these players include Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova. The Pacific Life Open had begun as an ATP fund-raising event in Tuscon, Arizona. It then shifted to Mission Hills Country Club in the Coachella Valley . Here it had a successful 5-year period.
An important ATP Board Member, Pasarell, had lobbied the ATP Board in order to make sure the event stayed in the Coachella Valley. Being a Director of Tennis at the La Quinta Hotel, Pasarell also urged the owners of the La Quinta Hotel to construct tennis facilities that could be used to host the event. These efforts resulted in the Pacific Life event being shifted to the La Quinta Hotel. This hotel could facilitate 7,500 people. This was just the start as they had pledged to make the game even better in time to come.
Pasarell's dedication was evident long before the event made its way to the La Quinta Hotel. When the event moved over in 1981, Pasarell was the tournament director. The event had much success in its location with memorable finals. One of these was the 1982 championship in which Yannick Noah thwarted Ivan Lendl's winning streak of 44 matches.