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.

2003 French Open
Date26 May – 8 June
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
LocationParis (XVIe), France
VenueStade Roland Garros
Men's Singles
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero
Women's Singles
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Men's Doubles
United States Bob Bryan / United States Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters / Japan Ai Sugiyama
Mixed Doubles
United States Lisa Raymond / United States Mike Bryan
Boys' Singles
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
Girls' Singles
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Boys' Doubles
Hungary György Balázs / Israel Dudi Sela
Girls' Doubles
Spain Marta Fraga Pérez / Spain Adriana González Peñas
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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 singlesEdit

  Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated   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 singlesEdit

  Justine Henin-Hardenne[b] defeated   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 doublesEdit

  Mike Bryan /   Bob Bryan defeated   Paul Haarhuis /   Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 7–6, 6–3

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

Women's doublesEdit

  Kim Clijsters /   Ai Sugiyama defeated   Virginia Ruano Pascual /   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 doublesEdit

  Lisa Raymond /   Mike Bryan defeated   Elena Likhovtseva /   Mahesh Bhupathi, 6–3, 6–4

Top 5 SeedsEdit

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' SinglesEdit

  Stanislas Wawrinka[d] defeated   Brian Baker, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Anna-Lena Grönefeld defeated   Vera Dushevina, 6–4, 6–4

Boys' DoublesEdit

  György Balázs /   Dudi Sela defeated   Kamil Čapkovič /   Lado Chikhladze, 5–7, 6–1, 6–2

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Marta Fraga Pérez /   Adriana González Peñas defeated   Kateřina Böhmová /   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.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2003 Australian Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2003 Wimbledon Championships