2003 French Open
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2003 French Open

The 2003 French Open was the second Grand Slam event of 2003 and the 107th edition of the French Open. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, from May 26 through June 8, 2003.

Both Albert Costa and Serena Williams were unsuccessful in their title defences, both being defeated in the semi-finals by eventual champions Juan Carlos Ferrero and Justine Henin-Hardenne respectively. Ferrero won his first Grand Slam title, defeating Martin Verkerk in the final, and Henin-Hardenne, who had previously won the event in 1997 as a junior, won after defeating Serena Williams, who had won the previous four Grand Slam events, in the semi-final and compatriot and rival Kim Clijsters in the final in straight sets. For Henin-Hardenne, it was the first of seven Grand Slam titles, and the first of four French Open titles.


Men's singles

Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated Netherlands Martin Verkerk,[a] 6-1, 6-3, 6-2

  • It was Ferrero's 3rd title of the year, and his 10th overall. It was his only Grand Slam title.

Women's singles

Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne[b] defeated Belgium Kim Clijsters, 6-0, 6-4[c]

  • It was Henin's 4th title of the year, and her 10th overall. It was her 1st of 7 career Grand Slam titles, and the first of her four French Open singles titles.

Men's doubles

United States Mike Bryan / United States Bob Bryan defeated Netherlands Paul Haarhuis / Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 7-6, 6-3

  • It was Michael and Robert's 1st career Grand Slam title.

Women's doubles

Belgium Kim Clijsters / Japan Ai Sugiyama defeated Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual / Argentina Paola Suárez, 6-7(5), 6-2, 9-7

  • It was Clijsters's 1st career Grand Slam title.
  • It was Sugiyama's 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 1st French Open title.

Mixed doubles

United States Lisa Raymond / United States Mike Bryan defeated Russia Elena Likhovtseva / India Mahesh Bhupathi, 6-3, 6-4

Top 5 Seeds

Men's Singles
1. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) lost to Tommy Robredo (ESP) 3rd round
2. Andre Agassi (USA) lost to [7]Guillermo Coria (ARG) Quarterfinal
3. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) beat Martin Verkerk (NED) Final
4. Carlos Moyà (ESP) lost to Martin Verkerk (NED) Quarterfinal
5. Roger Federer (SUI) lost to Luis Horna (PER) 1st round
Women's Singles
1. Serena Williams (USA) lost to [4]Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) Semi-final
2. Kim Clijsters (BEL) lost to [4]Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) Final
3. Venus Williams (USA) lost to [22]Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 4th round
4. Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) beat [2]Kim Clijsters (BEL) Final
5. Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) lost to [1]Serena Williams (USA) Quarterfinal


Boys' Singles

Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka[d] defeated United States Brian Baker, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Girls' Singles

Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld defeated Russia Vera Dushevina, 6-4, 6-4

Boys' Doubles

Hungary György Balázs / Israel Dudi Sela defeated Slovakia Kamil ?apkovi? / Georgia (country) Lado Chikhladze, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Girls' Doubles

Spain Marta Fraga Pérez / Spain Adriana González Peñas defeated Czech Republic Kate?ina Böhmová / Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek, 6-0, 6-3


  1. ^ Verkerk became only the third Dutch player, after Tom Okker and Richard Krajicek, to reach a Grand Slam men's singles final.
  2. ^ Henin became the first Belgian player (male or female) to win a Grand Slam singles title.
  3. ^ This was the first ever all-Belgian Grand Slam singles final.
  4. ^ Wawrinka reached in the final in 2015 and eventually won the singles' champion.

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Preceded by
2003 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by

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