2003 Australian Open
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2003 Australian Open

The 2003 Australian Open was a tennis tournament held in 2003. It was the first Grand Slam event of the 2003 ATP Tour and the 2003 WTA Tour. It was the 91st edition of the event and attracted 512,225 spectators.[1]

Thomas Johansson could not defend his 2002 title due to an injury which would rule him out for all of 2003. Jennifer Capriati was unsuccessful in her title defence, being defeated in the first round by German Marlene Weingärtner. Andre Agassi won his fourth Australian Open and final Grand Slam title, defeating Rainer Schüttler in a lopsided final. Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus in the final in three sets, to win her fourth consecutive Grand Slam title to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once.

Seniors

Men's Singles

United States Andre Agassi defeated Germany Rainer Schüttler, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1

  • It was Agassi's 8th (and last) career Grand Slam title, and his 4th Australian Open title (an Open Era record until it was broken by Novak Djokovic in 2015).

Women's Singles

United States Serena Williams[2] defeated United States Venus Williams, 7-6(7-4), 3-6, 6-4

  • It was Serena's 5th career Grand Slam title, her 4th in a row, and her 1st Australian Open title. this also marks Serena claiming a Career Grand Slam and first of two Serena Slams.

Men's Doubles

France Michaël Llodra / France Fabrice Santoro defeated The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Women's Doubles

United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams defeated Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual / Argentina Paola Suárez, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Mixed Doubles

United States Martina Navratilova / India Leander Paes defeated Greece Eleni Daniilidou / Australia Todd Woodbridge, 6-4, 7-5

Juniors

Boys' Singles

Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis[3] def. Romania Florin Mergea, 6-4, 6-4

Girls' Singles

Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová defeated Ukraine Viktoriya Kutuzova, 0-6, 6-2, 6-2

Boys' Doubles

United States Scott Oudsema / United States Phillip Simmonds defeated Romania Florin Mergea / Romania Horia Tec?u, 6-4, 6-4

Girls' Doubles

Australia Casey Dellacqua / Australia Adriana Szili defeated Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská / Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová, 6-3, 4-4, ret.

Wheelchair

Men's Wheelchair Singles

Australia David Hall defeated Netherlands Robin Ammerlaan, 6-1, 7-6

Women's Wheelchair Singles

Netherlands Esther Vergeer defeated Australia Daniela Di Toro, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3


Seeds

Withdrawn players: United Kingdom Tim Henman, Germany Tommy Haas, Sweden Thomas Johansson, Chile Marcelo Ríos, United Kingdom Greg Rusedski, France Paul-Henri Mathieu, France Arnaud Clément; Switzerland Martina Hingis, France Amélie Mauresmo, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokic.

References

  1. ^ "Tennis Australia Annual Report 2002-2003" (PDF). Clearinghouse for Sports. Tennis Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Serena completed the "Serena Slam", winning all four Grand Slam tournaments in a row.
  3. ^ Baghdatis reached the 2006 men's singles final, but lost to Roger Federer.

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Preceded by
2002 US Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by

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