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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]

2003 Australian Open
Date13 January – 26 January
Edition91st
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
SurfaceHardcourt (Rebound Ace)
LocationMelbourne, Australia
VenueMelbourne Park
Champions
Men's Singles
United States Andre Agassi
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
France Michaël Llodra / France Fabrice Santoro
Women's Doubles
United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams
Mixed Doubles
United States Martina Navratilova / India Leander Paes
Boys' Singles
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
Girls' Singles
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Boys' Doubles
United States Scott Oudsema / United States Phillip Simmonds
Girls' Doubles
Australia Casey Dellacqua / Australia Adriana Szili
Wheelchair Men's Singles
Australia David Hall
Wheelchair Women's Singles
Netherlands Esther Vergeer
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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.

Contents

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Andre Agassi defeated   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 SinglesEdit

  Serena Williams[2] defeated   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 DoublesEdit

  Michaël Llodra /   Fabrice Santoro defeated   Mark Knowles /   Daniel Nestor, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Women's DoublesEdit

  Serena Williams /   Venus Williams defeated   Virginia Ruano Pascual /   Paola Suárez, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Martina Navratilova /   Leander Paes defeated   Eleni Daniilidou /   Todd Woodbridge, 6–4, 7–5

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Marcos Baghdatis[3] def.   Florin Mergea, 6–4, 6–4

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Barbora Strýcová defeated   Viktoriya Kutuzova, 0–6, 6–2, 6–2

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Scott Oudsema /   Phillip Simmonds defeated   Florin Mergea /   Horia Tecău, 6–4, 6–4

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Casey Dellacqua /   Adriana Szili defeated   Petra Cetkovská /   Barbora Strýcová, 6–3, 4–4, ret.

WheelchairEdit

Men's Wheelchair SinglesEdit

  David Hall defeated   Robin Ammerlaan, 6–1, 7-6

Women's Wheelchair SinglesEdit

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


SeedsEdit

Withdrawn players:   Tim Henman,   Tommy Haas,   Thomas Johansson,   Marcelo Ríos,   Greg Rusedski,   Paul-Henri Mathieu,   Arnaud Clément;   Martina Hingis,   Amélie Mauresmo,   Jelena Dokic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  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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