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2003 Australian Open – Women's Singles

Jennifer Capriati was the two-time defending champion, but lost to Marlene Weingärtner in the first round. Capriati's first round loss marked the first time that a defending Australian Open champion had lost in the first round. It was also the first time at any Grand Slam event that a defending Grand Slam champion has lost in the first round since Steffi Graf at the 1994 Wimbledon Championships.

Women's Singles
2003 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Serena Williams
Runner-upUnited States Venus Williams
Final score7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–4
Details
Draw128
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–4 in the final to win the title. This was her fourth straight Grand Slam triumph and also with this victory she completed the "Serena Slam", despite being 1–5 down in the third set & facing two match points against Kim Clijsters in the semifinals. This was the first Australian Open final that did not feature Martina Hingis since 1996.

This was notably the first Grand Slam appearances of two future World No. 1's: Five time Grand Slam Champion Maria Sharapova and Jelena Janković competed in the main draw, both lost to Klára Koukalová and Amanda Coetzer in the first and second rounds, respectively. It was also the Grand Slam main draw debut of future US Open champion Flavia Pennetta, who lost to fellow compatriot Silvia Farina Elia in the first round.

Contents

SeedsEdit

  1.   Serena Williams (Champion)
  2.   Venus Williams (Final)
  3.   Jennifer Capriati (First round)
  4.   Kim Clijsters (Semifinals)
  5.   Justine Henin-Hardenne (Semifinals)
  6.   Monica Seles (Second round)
  7.   Daniela Hantuchová (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Anastasia Myskina (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Lindsay Davenport (Fourth round)
  10.   Chanda Rubin (Fourth round)
  11.   Magdalena Maleeva (Third round)
  12.   Patty Schnyder (Fourth round)
  13.   Silvia Farina Elia (Second round)
  14.   Anna Pistolesi (Third round)
  15.   Alexandra Stevenson (Second round)
  16.   Nathalie Dechy (Third round)
  17.   Elena Dementieva (First round)
  18.   Eleni Daniilidou (Fourth round)
  19.   Amanda Coetzer (Fourth round)
  20.   Elena Bovina (Fourth round)
  21.   Ai Sugiyama (Second round)
  22.   Anne Kremer (Second round)
  23.   Paola Suárez (Third round)
  24.   Tatiana Panova (Third round)
  25.   Meghann Shaughnessy (Quarterfinals)
  26.   Tamarine Tanasugarn (Third round)
  27.   Lisa Raymond (Second round)
  28.   Clarisa Fernández (Third round)
  29.   Iva Majoli (First round)
  30.   Janette Husárová (Second round)
  31.   Conchita Martínez (First round)
  32.   Katarina Srebotnik (Third round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1   Serena Williams 6 6
25   Meghann Shaughnessy 2 2
1   Serena Williams 4 6 7
4   Kim Clijsters 6 3 5
4   Kim Clijsters 6 6
8   Anastasia Myskina 2 4
1   Serena Williams 77 3 6
2   Venus Williams 646 4
5   Justine Henin-Hardenne 6 6
    Virginia Ruano Pascual 2 2
5   Justine Henin-Hardenne 3 3
2   Venus Williams 6 6
7   Daniela Hantuchová 4 3
2   Venus Williams 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   S Williams 3 77 7
  É Loit 6 655 1   S Williams 6 6
  E Callens 6 6   E Callens 4 0
  M Suchá 0 2 1   S Williams 6 6
  A Jidkova 2 6 6 26   T Tanasugarn 1 1
  L Granville 6 4 0   A Jidkova 2 6 3
  M Drake 0 2 26   T Tanasugarn 6 3 6
26   T Tanasugarn 6 6 1   S Williams 6 6
18   E Daniilidou 78 6 18   E Daniilidou 4 1
  M Irvin 663 18   E Daniilidou 6 6
  C Martínez Granados 0 1   A Frazier 1 2
  A Frazier 6 6 18   E Daniilidou 6 6
  D Bedáňová 6 5 6 16   N Dechy 4 3
  I Benešová 3 7 4   D Bedáňová 3 3
  S Taylor 2 3 16   N Dechy 6 6
16   N Dechy 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   M Maleeva 6 6
  M Bartoli 4 1 11   M Maleeva 2 6 6
  E Dyrberg 3 3   Y-j Cho 6 4 1
  Y-j Cho 6 6 11   M Maleeva 5 6 5
  A Kapros 0 1 20   E Bovina 7 4 7
  R Grande 6 6   R Grande 1 2
  V Zvonareva 2 1 20   E Bovina 6 6
20   E Bovina 6 6 20   E Bovina 7 2 4
25   M Shaughnessy 4 6 6 25   M Shaughnessy 5 6 6
Q   N Llagostera Vives 6 3 3 25   M Shaughnessy 6 6
  M Díaz-Oliva 622   Ľ Cervanová 1 1
  Ľ Cervanová 77 6 25   M Shaughnessy 6 6
Q   K Koukalová 6 78 Q   K Koukalová 1 3
Q   M Sharapova 4 66 Q   K Koukalová 667 6
  Ľ Kurhajcová 0 1 6   M Seles 78 5 3
6   M Seles 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   K Clijsters 6 6
  S Reeves 2 1 4   K Clijsters 6 6
  P Mandula 7 6   P Mandula 0 0
  S Talaja 5 1 4   K Clijsters 6 6
  T Poutchek 6 6   T Poutchek 2 1
  T Pisnik 3 0   T Poutchek 2 6 6
  C Torrens Valero 6 4 6   C Torrens Valero 6 4 4
29   I Majoli 3 6 4 4   K Clijsters 6 6
19   A Coetzer 6 6 19   A Coetzer 3 1
  B Schett 4 3 19   A Coetzer 6 4 6
  R Neffa-de los Ríos 3 3 Q   J Janković 2 6 4
Q   J Janković 6 6 19   A Coetzer 6 6
  M Matevžič 666 6 14   A Pistolesi 0 2
WC   C Dellacqua 78 2 2   M Matevžič 1r
  M Tu 4 6 2 14   A Pistolesi 5
14   A Pistolesi 6 4 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   C Rubin 6 7
Q   M Czink 4 5 10   C Rubin 0 6 6
  P Wartusch 1 4   M Pierce 6 4 2
  M Pierce 6 6 10   C Rubin 6 6
  An Serra Zanetti 77 6 Q   B Schwartz 3 2
  M Müller 650   An Serra Zanetti 1 2
Q   B Schwartz 5 6 6 Q   B Schwartz 6 6
17   E Dementieva 7 4 2 10   C Rubin 6 4 1
28   C Fernández 6 7 8   A Myskina 4 6 6
WC   A Szili 1 5 28   C Fernández 6 6
  Å Svensson 4 6 5   M Serna 3 4
  M Serna 6 3 7 28   C Fernández 3 6 3
  M-G Mikaelian 1 0r 8   A Myskina 6 3 6
  E Gagliardi 6 2   E Gagliardi 7 2 0
Q   E Fislová 5 3 8   A Myskina 5 6 6
8   A Myskina 7 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   J Henin-Hardenne 6 6
  M Casanova 3 4 5   J Henin-Hardenne 6 6
  H Nagyová 1 2   A Kournikova 0 1
  A Kournikova 6 6 5   J Henin-Hardenne 6 6
  J Craybas 676 1 32   K Srebotnik 2 0
  V Razzano 79 4 6   V Razzano 1 77 3
  D Safina 6 3 3 32   K Srebotnik 6 646
32   K Srebotnik 3 6 6 5   J Henin-Hardenne 7 5 9
24   T Panova 77 3 6 9   L Davenport 5 7 7
  A Rösch 626 2 24   T Panova 3 7 6
WC   A Morigami 6 6 WC   A Morigami 6 5 4
Q   S Hrozenská 2 1 24   T Panova 2 1
  I Tulyaganova 3 6 0 9   L Davenport 6 6
  A Molik 6 4 0r   I Tulyaganova 79 4 5
WC   C Pin 2 1 9   L Davenport 676 7
9   L Davenport 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   A Stevenson 6 6
WC   E Baltacha 1 4 15   A Stevenson 2 2
  C Black 3 0   D Chládková 6 6
  D Chládková 6 6   D Chládková 6 6
  B Rittner 5 6 4 WC   E Dominikovic 3 2
WC   E Dominikovic 7 4 6 WC   E Dominikovic 6 6
  L Prusová 2 2 22   A Kremer 1 4
22   A Kremer 6 6   D Chládková 3 3
30   J Husárová 6 6   V Ruano Pascual 6 6
Q   ME Salerni 3 0 30   J Husárová 7 5 0
  S Asagoe 2 1   V Ruano Pascual 5 7 6
  V Ruano Pascual 6 6   V Ruano Pascual 6 4 6
  S Foretz 4 6 6   M Weingärtner 1 6 4
  E Kulikovskaya 6 1 0   S Foretz 6 1 2
  M Weingärtner 2 78 6   M Weingärtner 3 6 6
3   J Capriati 6 664

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   D Hantuchová 7 636
  F Zuluaga 5 77 4 7   D Hantuchová 78 77
  E Likhovtseva 664   Ad Serra Zanetti 6663
  Ad Serra Zanetti 78 6 7   D Hantuchová 6 6
Q   V Webb 2 7 6 WC   S Stosur 4 2
  M Sánchez Lorenzo 6 5 3 Q   V Webb 4 1
WC   S Stosur 636 6 WC   S Stosur 6 6
31   C Martínez 77 3 4 7   D Hantuchová 7 6
21   A Sugiyama 6 4 6 12   P Schnyder 5 3
  A Widjaja 3 6 2 21   A Sugiyama 4 4
  G Arn 2 1   N Petrova 6 6
  N Petrova 6 6   N Petrova 2 6 3
  M Marrero 79 6 12   P Schnyder 6 4 6
  J Kostanić 671   M Marrero 3 1
  W Prakusya 3 1 12   P Schnyder 6 6
12   P Schnyder 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   S Farina Elia 6 6
  F Pennetta 4 2 13   S Farina Elia 3 2
  M Washington 1 65   N Pratt 6 6
  N Pratt 6 77   N Pratt 7 6
WC   R McQuillan 4 63 23   P Suárez 5 4
  T Garbin 6 77   T Garbin 0 0 r
  D Randriantefy 6 6 23   P Suárez 6 3
23   P Suárez 4 3   N Pratt 3 2
27   L Raymond 77 6 2   V Williams 6 6
Q   L Lee-Waters 633 27   L Raymond 3 1
  A Barna 5 6 6   A Barna 6 6
  F Schiavone 7 1 3   A Barna 1 4
PR   A Medina Garrigues 1 2 2   V Williams 6 6
Q   A Cargill 6 6 Q   A Cargill 3 0
  S Kuznetsova 4 2 2   V Williams 6 6
2   V Williams 6 6

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