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2008 Pacific Life Open

The 2008 Indian Wells Masters (also known as the Pacific Life Open for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 35th edition of the Indian Wells Masters, and was part of the ATP Masters Series of the 2008 ATP Tour, and of the Tier I Series of the 2008 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events took place at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, United States, from March 10 through March 23, 2008.

2008 Pacific Life Open
DateMarch 10 – March 23
Edition35th
CategoryMasters Series (ATP)
Tier I Series (WTA)
Prize money$3,339,000
SurfaceHard / Outdoor
LocationIndian Wells, California, USA
VenueIndian Wells Tennis Garden
Champions
Men's Singles
Serbia Novak Djokovic [1]
Women's Singles
Serbia Ana Ivanovic
Men's Doubles
Israel Jonathan Erlich / Israel Andy Ram [2]
Women's Doubles
Russia Dinara Safina / Russia Elena Vesnina
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Men's singles champion Novak Djokovic.
Women's singles champion Ana Ivanovic.

The men's singles were headlined by the World No. 1, reigning Wimbledon and US Open champion and Masters Cup winner Roger Federer, the ATP No. 2, Chennai runner-up and the defending champion Rafael Nadal, and the Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic. Also competing in the field were the 2007 Moscow title holder Nikolay Davydenko, the Masters Cup finalist David Ferrer, Andy Roddick, David Nalbandian and Richard Gasquet.

The women's draw included the WTA No. 2 and the Australian Open runner-up Ana Ivanovic, the Sydney and Dubai finalist Svetlana Kuznetsova, and the Australian Open semifinalist Jelena Janković. Other top seeds present were the Tour Championships finalist and the Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova, the defending champion Daniela Hantuchová, Marion Bartoli, Nicole Vaidišová and Dinara Safina.

Serbians Novak Djokovic[3] and Ana Ivanovic[4] won the respective men's and women's singles titles. For Djokovic, it was his second title of the year, following his success at the Australian Open, whilst for Ivanovic, it was her first title of the year, but it would be her last Tier I/Premier title to date.

ChampionsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Novak Djokovic defeated   Mardy Fish, 6–2, 5–7, 6–3

  • It was Novak Djokovic's 2nd title of the year, and his 9th overall. It was his 1st Masters title of the year, and his 3rd overall.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Ana Ivanovic defeated   Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6–4, 6–3

  • It was Ana Ivanovic's 1st title of the year, and her 6th overall. It was her 3rd (and last) Tier I title overall.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Jonathan Erlich /   Andy Ram defeated   Daniel Nestor /   Nenad Zimonjić, 6–4, 6–4

Women's DoublesEdit

  Dinara Safina /   Elena Vesnina defeated   Yan Zi /   Zheng Jie, 6–1, 1–6, [10–8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indian Wells Men's Singles draw". www.atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Archived from the original on 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  2. ^ "Indian Wells Men's Doubles draw". www.atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Archived from the original on 2016-08-28. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  3. ^ "Djokovic Nets Fish for ATP Indian Wells Title | Novak Djokovic 10 Years". Archived from the original on 2013-03-01. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
  4. ^ BBC SPORT | Tennis | Ivanovic wins Indian Wells title

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