2003 Wimbledon Championships
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2003 Wimbledon Championships

The 2003 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England.[1][2] It was the 117th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 23 June to 6 July 2003. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.

Lleyton Hewitt was unsuccessful in his 2002 title defence, being upset in the first round by Grand Slam debutant Ivo Karlovi?. It was the first time in the Open Era history of Wimbledon that a defending champion had lost in the first round, the second time overall. This Wimbledon was notable for being Roger Federer's first grand slam victory when he defeated Mark Philippoussis in the final. This would be the first of five consecutive Wimbledon titles for Federer, and eight overall.[3]Serena Williams successfully defended her 2002 title, defeating her sister Venus in the final for the second consecutive year.

Media coverage

Broadcast coverage of the 2003 Championships was distributed to 159 territories worldwide and the tournament received more than 5,717 hours of coverage. This was an increase of 565 hours from the 2002 figure and surpassed all previous records for the event. The BBC transmitted 160 hours of coverage in the United Kingdom on BBC One and BBC Two. The official Championships website www.wimbledon.org received 242 million page views and 4.3 million visitors.[4]

Prior to the start of the 2003 Championships, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club announced that it would begin purchasing insurance cover that would allow the club to cover losses in the event that a future tournament would be canceled as a result of a pandemic; this policy was announced in the wake of the SARS outbreak and required the club to pay £1.6 million per year.[5]

Prize money

The total prize money for 2003 championships was £9,373,990. The winner of the men's title earned £575,000 while the women's singles champion earned £535,000.[6][7]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £575,000
Women's Singles £535,000
Men's Doubles * £210,000 N/A
£194,250 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £88,500 N/A

* per team

Champions

Seniors

Men's Singles

Switzerland Roger Federer defeated Australia Mark Philippoussis, 7-6(7-5), 6-2, 7-6(7-3)[8]

  • It was Federer's 5th title of the year, and his 9th overall. It was his 1st career Grand Slam title. He became the first Swiss male player to win a Grand Slam singles title. It was the first, in what was to become 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles, and 8 overall. It was also the first Grand Slam title of the 20 won by Federer through the course of his career, the most Grand Slam singles titles in the history of the men's game.

Women's Singles

United States Serena Williams defeated United States Venus Williams, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 [9]

  • It was Serena's 4th title of the year, and her 23rd overall. It was her 6th career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd at Wimbledon.

Men's Doubles

Sweden Jonas Björkman / Australia Todd Woodbridge defeated India Mahesh Bhupathi / Belarus Max Mirnyi, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-4), 6-3 [10]

Women's Doubles

Belgium Kim Clijsters / Japan Ai Sugiyama defeated Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual / Argentina Paola Suárez, 6-4, 6-4 [11]

Mixed Doubles

India Leander Paes / United States Martina Navratilova defeated Israel Andy Ram / Russia Anastasia Rodionova, 6-3, 6-3 [12]

Juniors

Boys' Singles

Romania Florin Mergea defeated Australia Chris Guccione, 6-2, 7-6(7-3)[13]

Girls' Singles

Belgium Kirsten Flipkens defeated Russia Anna Chakvetadze, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 [14]

Boys' Doubles

Romania Florin Mergea / Romania Horia Tec?u defeated Australia Adam Feeney / Australia Chris Guccione, 7-6(7-4), 7-5 [15]

Girls' Doubles

Russia Alisa Kleybanova / India Sania Mirza defeated Czech Republic Kate?ina Böhmová / Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 [16]

Singles seeds

References

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  3. ^ "Inspired Federer wins Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 6 July 2003. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Wimbledon 2003 - facts and figures" (PDF). BBC Sport.
  5. ^ "Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus - where does that leave tennis in 2020?". Tennis 365. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 327-334. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  7. ^ "About Wimbledon - Prize Money and Finance". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "Boys' Doubles Finals 1982-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Girls' Doubles Finals 1982-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 2017.

External links

Preceded by
2003 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2003 US Open

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