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.
|2003 Australian Open|
|Date||13 January – 26 January|
|Category||Grand Slam (ITF)|
|Surface||Hardcourt (Rebound Ace)|
|Michaël Llodra / Fabrice Santoro|
|Serena Williams / Venus Williams|
|Martina Navratilova / Leander Paes|
|Scott Oudsema / Phillip Simmonds|
|Casey Dellacqua / Adriana Szili|
|Wheelchair Men's Singles|
|Wheelchair Women's Singles|
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.
- 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).
- 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 Wheelchair SinglesEdit
Women's Wheelchair SinglesEdit
- "Tennis Australia Annual Report 2002-2003" (PDF). Clearinghouse for Sports. Tennis Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-04. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
- Serena completed the "Serena Slam", winning all four Grand Slam tournaments in a row.
- Baghdatis reached the 2006 men's singles final, but lost to Roger Federer.