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The 2003 WTA Tour was the elite professional tennis circuit organized by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for the 2003 tennis season. The 2003 WTA Tour included the four Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA Tour Championships and the WTA Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, Tier IV and Tier V events. ITF tournaments were not part of the 2003 WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

2003 WTA Tour
Kim Clijsters.JPG
Kim Clijsters won nine titles in the year.
Details
DurationDecember 30, 2001
- November 20, 2002
Edition33rd
Tournaments59
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (9)
WTA Tier II (17)
WTA Tier III (16)
WTA Tier IV (6)
WTA Tier V (6)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesBelgium Kim Clijsters (9)
Most tournament finalsBelgium Kim Clijsters (15)
Prize money leaderBelgium Justine Henin
($4,466,345)
Points leaderBelgium Justine Henin (6,628)
Awards
Player of the yearBelgium Justine Henin
Doubles Team of the yearSpain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
Most improved
player of the year
Russia Nadia Petrova
Newcomer of the yearRussia Maria Sharapova
Comeback
player of the year
France Amélie Mauresmo
2002
2004

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2003 WTA Tour schedule.

KeyEdit

Grand Slam events
Year-end championships
Tier I events
Tier II events
Tier III events
Tier IV and V events
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
30 Dec Hopman Cup
Perth, Australia
Hopman Cup
Hard (i) – 8 teams (RR)
  United States
3–0
  Australia
Round Robin losers (Group A)
  Belgium
  Spain
  Uzbekistan
Round Robin losers (Group B)
  Czech Republic
  Slovakia
  Italy
Uncle Tobys Hardcourts
Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Nathalie Dechy
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian   Patty Schnyder
  Elena Bovina
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Tathiana Garbin
  Barbara Schett
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–4
  Nathalie Dechy
  Émilie Loit
ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Eleni Daniilidou
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–2)
  Cho Yoon-jeong   Anna Pistolesi
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Jill Craybas
  Vera Zvonareva
  Laura Granville
  Paola Suárez
  Teryn Ashley
  Abigail Spears
6–2, 2–6, 6–0
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
6 Jan Adidas International
Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–4, 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport   Tatiana Panova
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Olga Barabanschikova
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Amanda Coetzer
  Chanda Rubin
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–3
  Conchita Martínez
  Rennae Stubbs
Moorilla International
Hobart, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Alicia Molik
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
  Amy Frazier   Iveta Benešová
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Vera Zvonareva
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Jill Craybas
  Angelika Rösch
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
7–5, 7–6(7–1)
  Barbara Schett
  Patricia Wartusch
Canberra Women's Classic
Canberra, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–1, 6–1
  Francesca Schiavone   Marion Bartoli
  Émilie Loit
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Flavia Pennetta
  Magüi Serna
  Tathiana Garbin
  Émilie Loit
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  Dája Bedáňová
  Dinara Safina
13 Jany
20 Jany
Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$4,054,063 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Serena Williams
7–6(7–4), 3–6, 6–4
  Venus Williams   Kim Clijsters
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Anastasia Myskina
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
  Leander Paes
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 7–5
  Todd Woodbridge
  Eleni Daniilidou
27 Jan Toray Pan Pacific Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lindsay Davenport
6–7(6–8), 6–1, 6–2
  Monica Seles   Chanda Rubin
  Lisa Raymond
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Elena Dementieva
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Jelena Dokić
  Elena Bovina
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Feb Open Gaz de France
Paris, France
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
6–3, 6–2
  Amélie Mauresmo   Eleni Daniilidou
  Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
  Jelena Dokić
  Magüi Serna
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
2–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
  Marion Bartoli
  Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro


AP Tourism Hyderabad Open
Hyderabad, India
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–4, 6–4
  Iroda Tulyaganova   Akiko Morigami
  Flavia Pennetta
  Silvija Talaja
  Tzipora Obziler
  Mary Pierce
  Maria Kirilenko
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Iroda Tulyaganova
6–4, 6–4
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Tatiana Poutchek


10 Feb Proximus Diamond Games
Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Venus Williams
6–2, 6–4
  Kim Clijsters   Daniela Hantuchová
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Tina Pisnik
  Nathalie Dechy
  Ai Sugiyama
  Patty Schnyder
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
6–2, 6–0
  Nathalie Dechy
  Émilie Loit


Qatar Total Fina Elf Open
Doha, Qatar
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anastasia Myskina
6–3, 6–1
  Elena Likhovtseva   Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Patricia Wartusch
  Conchita Martínez
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Nicole Pratt
  Dinara Safina
  Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya
6–1, 6–3
  María Vento-Kabchi
  Angelique Widjaja
17 Feb Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
4–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–5
  Monica Seles   Jennifer Capriati
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Anastasia Myskina
  Conchita Martínez
  Iroda Tulyaganova
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 7–6(9–7)
  Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
Cellular South Cup
Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Lisa Raymond
6–3, 6–2
  Amanda Coetzer   Laura Granville
  Cho Yoon-jeong
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Stéphanie Foretz
  Saori Obata
  Carly Gullickson
  Akiko Morigami
  Saori Obata
6–1, 6–1
  Alina Jidkova
  Bryanne Stewart
Copa Colsanitas
Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Fabiola Zuluaga
6–3, 6–2
  Anabel Medina Garrigues   Paola Suárez
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Conchita Martínez Granados
  Katalin Marosi
  Catalina Castaño
  Flavia Pennetta
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Åsa Svensson
6–2, 6–1
  Tina Križan
  Tatiana Perebiynis
24 Feb State Farm Women's Tennis Classic
Scottsdale, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/30Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ai Sugiyama
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Kim Clijsters   Alexandra Stevenson
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Nathalie Dechy
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Francesca Schiavone
  Laura Granville
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
6–1, 6–4
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
Abierto Mexicano Telefónica Movistar
Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/30Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amanda Coetzer
7–5, 6–3
  Mariana Díaz Oliva   Shinobu Asagoe
  Émilie Loit
  Cristina Torrens Valero
  Alena Vašková
  Petra Mandula
  Flavia Pennetta
  Émilie Loit
  Åsa Svensson
6–3, 6–1
  Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Mar
10 Mar
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,100,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–4, 7–5
  Lindsay Davenport   Conchita Martínez
  Jennifer Capriati
  Chanda Rubin
  Amanda Coetzer
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Vera Zvonareva
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
2–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
17 Mar
24 Mar
NASDAQ-100 Open
Miami, United States
Tier I event
$2,960,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles - Doubles
  Serena Williams
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Jennifer Capriati   Kim Clijsters
  Chanda Rubin
  Marion Bartoli
  Jelena Dokić
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Liezel Huber
  Magdalena Maleeva
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Nana Miyagi
31 Mar Sarasota Clay Court Classic
Sarasota, United States
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay (Green) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anastasia Myskina
6–4, 6–1
  Alicia Molik   Iva Majoli
  Nathalie Dechy
  Paola Suárez
  Clarisa Fernández
  Ansley Cargill
  Elena Dementieva
  Liezel Huber
  Martina Navratilova
7–6(8), 6–3
  Shinobu Asagoe
  Nana Miyagi
GP SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Casablanca, Morocco
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Rita Grande
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
  Antonella Serra Zanetti   Ľudmila Cervanová
  Marta Marrero
  Gala León García
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Gisela Dulko
  María Emilia Salerni
6–3, 6–4
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Elena Tatarkova

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Apr Family Circle Cup
Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–3, 6–4
  Serena Williams   Lindsay Davenport
  Ashley Harkleroad
  Jelena Dokić
  Vera Zvonareva
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Mary Pierce
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–0, 6–3
  Janette Husárová
  Conchita Martínez
Estoril Open
Oeiras, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Magüi Serna
6–4, 6–1
  Julia Schruff   Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Virginie Razzano
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Silvija Talaja
  Gisela Dulko
  Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
  Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Maret Ani
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
14 Apr Bausch & Lomb Championships
Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Elena Dementieva
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Lindsay Davenport   Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Jennifer Capriati
  Monica Seles
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Lisa Raymond
  Patty Schnyder
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
7–5, 6–2
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
Tippmix Budapest Grand Prix
Budapest, Hungary
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Magüi Serna
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Alicia Molik   María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Jelena Janković
  Jarmila Gajdošová
  Iveta Benešová
  Petra Mandula
  Petra Mandula
  Elena Tatarkova
6–3, 6–1
  Conchita Martínez Granados
  Tatiana Perebiynis
21 Apr Fed Cup: First Round
Ettenheim, Germany, Clay
Bree, Belgium, Clay (i)
Linköping, Sweden, Hard (i)
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, Hard (i)
Moscow, Russia, Carpet (i)
Buenos Aires, Argentina, Clay
Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France, Clay (i)
Tarragona, Spain, Clay
First Round winners
  Slovakia 3–2
  Belgium 5–0
  Italy 3–2
  United States 5–0
  Russia 4–1
  Slovenia 3–2
  France 5–0
  Spain 3–2
First Round losers
  Germany
  Austria
  Sweden
  Czech Republic
  Croatia
  Argentina
  Colombia
  Australia
28 Apr J&S Cup
Warsaw, Poland
Tier II event
$700,000 - Clay - 28S/31Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
6–7(6–8), 6–0, 3–0 ret.
  Venus Williams   Denisa Chládková
  Jelena Dokić
  Francesca Schiavone
  Fabiola Zuluaga
  Magüi Serna
  Anna Pistolesi
  Liezel Huber
  Magdalena Maleeva
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Francesca Schiavone
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Bol, Croatia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Vera Zvonareva
6–1, 6–3
  Conchita Martínez Granados   Samantha Reeves
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
  Gala León García
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Tathiana Garbin
  Silvija Talaja
  Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
6–3, 6–2
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Patty Schnyder

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 May MasterCard German Open
Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Clay - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
  Kim Clijsters   Jennifer Capriati
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Iroda Tulyaganova
  Vera Zvonareva
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
12 May Telecom Italia Masters
Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Clay - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–0
  Amélie Mauresmo   Serena Williams
  Ai Sugiyama
  Conchita Martínez
  Jennifer Capriati
  Tina Pisnik
  Anastasia Myskina
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Martina Navratilova
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
  Jelena Dokić
  Nadia Petrova
19 May Internationaux de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Silvia Farina Elia
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
  Karolina Šprem   Vera Zvonareva
  Ashley Harkleroad
  Maja Matevžič
  Marion Bartoli
  Émilie Loit
  Anastasia Myskina
  Sonya Jeyaseelan
  Maja Matevžič
6–4, 6–4
  Laura Granville
  Jelena Kostanić
Open de España
Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Chanda Rubin
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
  María Sánchez Lorenzo   Iroda Tulyaganova
  Barbara Schett
  Paola Suárez
  Cara Black
  Clarisa Fernández
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Jill Craybas
  Liezel Huber
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
  Rita Grande
  Angelique Widjaja
26 May
2 Jun
French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$5,363,011 - Clay - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–0, 6–4
  Kim Clijsters   Serena Williams
  Nadia Petrova
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Chanda Rubin
  Vera Zvonareva
  Conchita Martínez
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 9–7
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
  Mike Bryan
  Lisa Raymond
6–3, 6–4
  Mahesh Bhupathi
  Elena Likhovtseva

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Jun DFS Classic
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Magdalena Maleeva
6–1, 6–4
  Shinobu Asagoe   Maria Sharapova
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Elena Dementieva
  María Vento-Kabchi
  Stéphanie Foretz
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Els Callens
  Meilen Tu
7–5, 6–4
  Alicia Molik
  Martina Navratilova
Wien Energie Grand Prix
Vienna, Austria
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Paola Suárez
7–6(0), 2–6, 6–4
  Karolina Šprem   Anca Barna
  Vera Zvonareva
  Jelena Dokić
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Denisa Chládková
  Maja Matevžič
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
6–3, 6–4
  Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
16 Jun Hastings Direct Int’l Champ’s
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$585,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Chanda Rubin
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
  Conchita Martínez   Silvia Farina Elia
  Jennifer Capriati
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Daniela Hantuchová
  Nathalie Dechy
  Anna Pistolesi
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
6–3, 6–2
  Jennifer Capriati
  Magüi Serna
Ordina Open
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 30S/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–7(4–7), 3–0 ret.
  Justine Henin-Hardenne   Barbara Rittner
  Nadia Petrova
  Tina Pisnik
  Iroda Tulyaganova
  Elena Dementieva
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Elena Dementieva
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Nadia Petrova
  Mary Pierce
23 Jun
30 Jun
Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$5,182,419 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles - Mixed Doubles
  Serena Williams
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Venus Williams   Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Kim Clijsters
  Jennifer Capriati
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Lindsay Davenport
  Silvia Farina Elia
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 6–4
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
  Leander Paes
  Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–3
  Andy Ram
  Anastasia Rodionova

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Jul Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay - 32S/30Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Dinara Safina
6–3, 6–4
  Katarina Srebotnik   Ľudmila Cervanová
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Henrieta Nagyová
  Francesca Schiavone
  Yuliana Fedak
  Virginie Razzano
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Emily Stellato
6–4, 6–2
  María José Martínez Sánchez
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
14 Jul Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Charleroi, Belgium, Hard (i)
Washington, D.C., USA, Hard
Portorož, Slovenia, Clay
Oviedo, Spain, Clay
Quarterfinal winners
  Belgium 5–0
  United States 5–0
  Russia 5–0
  France 4–1
Quarterfinal losers
  Slovakia
  Italy
  Slovenia
  Spain
21 Jul Bank of the West Classic
Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$635,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Jennifer Capriati   María Vento-Kabchi
  Francesca Schiavone
  Lisa Raymond
  Jelena Dokić
  Amy Frazier
  Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian
  Cara Black
  Lisa Raymond
7–6(7–5), 6–1
  Cho Yoon-jeong
  Francesca Schiavone
28 Jul Acura Classic
San Diego, United States
Tier II event
$1,000,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Lindsay Davenport
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Nadia Petrova
  Chanda Rubin
  Lisa Raymond
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 7–5
  Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
Idea Prokom Open
Sopot, Poland
Tier III event
$300,000 - Clay - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Pistolesi
6–2, 6–0
  Klára Koukalová   Petra Mandula
  Patty Schnyder
  Anastasia Myskina
  Jelena Kostanić
  Dinara Safina
  Maja Matevžič
  Tatiana Perebiynis
  Silvija Talaja
6–4, 6–2
  Maret Ani
  Libuše Prusová

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Aug JPMorgan Chase Open
Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$635,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–1, 3–6, 6–1
  Lindsay Davenport   Francesca Schiavone
  Ai Sugiyama
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Nicole Pratt
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Amanda Coetzer
  Mary Pierce
  Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 6–3
  Elena Bovina
  Els Callens
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Helsinki, Finland
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anna Pistolesi
4–6, 6–4, 6–0
  Jelena Kostanić   Vera Douchevina
  Karolina Šprem
  Silvija Talaja
  Melinda Czink
  Petra Mandula
  Ľudmila Cervanová
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Elena Tatarkova
6–2, 6–4
  Tatiana Perebiynis
  Silvija Talaja
11 Aug Rogers AT&T Cup
Toronto, Canada
Tier I event
$1,325,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–1, 6–0
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya   Paola Suárez
  Elena Dementieva
  Katarina Srebotnik
  Vera Zvonareva
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Elena Bovina
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Martina Navratilova
3–6, 6–1, 6–1
  María Vento-Kabchi
  Angelique Widjaja
18 Aug Pilot Pen Tennis
New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$625,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Jennifer Capriati
6–2, 4–0 ret.
  Lindsay Davenport   Elena Dementieva
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Magüi Serna
  Cara Black
  Anna Pistolesi
  Ai Sugiyama
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
7–6(8–6), 6–3
  Alicia Molik
  Magüi Serna
25 Aug
1 Sep
U.S. Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$6,682,980 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
7–5, 6–1
  Kim Clijsters   Lindsay Davenport
  Jennifer Capriati
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Paola Suárez
  Francesca Schiavone
  Anastasia Myskina
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–2, 6–3
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Martina Navratilova
  Bob Bryan
  Katarina Srebotnik
5–7, 7–5, 7–6
  Daniel Nestor
  Lina Krasnoroutskaya

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Sep Wismilak International
Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard - 30S/24Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Elena Dementieva
6–2, 6–1
  Chanda Rubin   Saori Obata
  María Vento-Kabchi
  Anca Barna
  Angelique Widjaja
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
  María Vento-Kabchi
  Angelique Widjaja
7–5, 6–2
  Émilie Loit
  Nicole Pratt
15 Sep Polo Open
Shanghai, China
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Elena Dementieva
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
  Chanda Rubin   Ai Sugiyama
  Akiko Morigami
  Maria Sharapova
  Dinara Safina
  Alicia Molik
  Anca Barna
  Émilie Loit
  Nicole Pratt
6–3, 6–3
  Ai Sugiyama
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
22 Sep Sparkassen Cup
Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anastasia Myskina
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Justine Henin-Hardenne   Kim Clijsters
  María Vento-Kabchi
  Patty Schnyder
  Nadia Petrova
  Sandra Kleinová
  Els Callens
  Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Martina Navratilova
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
  Elena Likhovtseva
  Nadia Petrova
29 Sep Ladies Kremlin Cup
Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Anastasia Myskina
6–2, 6–4
  Amélie Mauresmo   Anna Pistolesi
  Elena Dementieva
  Elena Bovina
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Francesca Schiavone
  Vera Zvonareva
  Nadia Petrova
  Meghann Shaughnessy
6–3, 6–4
  Anastasia Myskina
  Vera Zvonareva
AIG Japan Open
Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
2–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
  Anikó Kapros   Arantxa Parra Santonja
  Zheng Jie
  Ai Sugiyama
  Jill Craybas
  Claudine Schaul
  Yan Zi
  Maria Sharapova
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
7–6(7–1), 6–0
  Ansley Cargill
  Ashley Harkleroad

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Oct Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$650,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
  Justine Henin-Hardenne   Mary Pierce
  Elena Bovina
  Amélie Mauresmo
  Magdalena Maleeva
  Lindsay Davenport
  Elena Dementieva
  Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–4
  Cara Black
  Martina Navratilova
Tashkent Open
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
  Saori Obata   Arantxa Parra Santonja
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
  Lioudmila Skavronskaia
  Jill Craybas
  Jelena Kostanić
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Yulia Beygelzimer
  Tatiana Poutchek
6–3, 7–6(7–0)
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
13 Oct Swisscom Challenge
Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–0, 6–4
  Jelena Dokić   Kim Clijsters
  Nadia Petrova
  Tina Pisnik
  Patty Schnyder
  Elena Bovina
  Vera Zvonareva
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
7–6(7–3), 6–2
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
20 Oct Generali Ladies Linz
Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Ai Sugiyama
7–5, 6–4
  Nadia Petrova   Patty Schnyder
  Vera Zvonareva
  Anastasia Myskina
  Paola Suárez
  Anna Pistolesi
  Jelena Dokić
  Liezel Huber
  Ai Sugiyama
6–1, 7–6(8–6)
  Marion Bartoli
  Silvia Farina Elia
SEAT Open
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/28Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–2, 7–5
  Chanda Rubin   Maria Sharapova
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Émilie Loit
  Anca Barna
  Eleni Daniilidou
  Alicia Molik
  Maria Sharapova
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–1, 6–4
  Elena Tatarkova
  Marlene Weingärtner
27 Oct Advanta Championships
Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Amélie Mauresmo
5–7, 6–0, 6–2
  Anastasia Myskina   Nadia Petrova
  Ai Sugiyama
  Marlene Weingärtner
  Chanda Rubin
  Meghann Shaughnessy
  Lisa Raymond
  Martina Navratilova
  Lisa Raymond
6–3, 6–4
  Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
Challenge Bell
Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$170,000 - Carpet (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Maria Sharapova
6–2 ret.
  Milagros Sequera   Mary Pierce
  Laura Granville
  Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Marion Bartoli
  Zheng Jie
  Alina Jidkova
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
6–3, 6–3
  Els Callens
  Meilen Tu

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Nov WTA Tour Championships
Los Angeles, United States
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 - Hard - 8S (Round Robin)/4D
Singles - Doubles
  Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–0
  Amélie Mauresmo   Jennifer Capriati
  Justine Henin-Hardenne
  Chanda Rubin
  Elena Dementieva
  Anastasia Myskina
  Ai Sugiyama
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
Volvo Women’s Open
Pattaya, Thailand
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/28Q/16D
Singles - Doubles
  Henrieta Nagyová
6–4, 6–2
  Ľubomíra Kurhajcová   Tamarine Tanasugarn
  Anca Barna
  Anastasia Rodionova
  Elena Tatarkova
  Jelena Kostanić
  Saori Obata
  Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
6–4, 6–3
  Wynne Prakusya
  Angelique Widjaja
14 Nov Fed Cup: Final
Moscow, Russia, Carpet (i)
  France
4–1
  United States   Belgium 1–4
  Russia 2–3

RankingsEdit

Below are the 2003 WTA year-end rankings:

No Player Name Nation Points 2002 Change
1 Justine Henin-Hardenne   BEL 6,628 5 +4
2 Kim Clijsters   BEL 6,553 4 +2
3 Serena Williams   USA 3,916 1 -2
4 Amélie Mauresmo   FRA 3,194 6 +2
5 Lindsay Davenport   USA 2,990 12 +7
6 Jennifer Capriati   USA 2,766 3 -3
7 Anastasia Myskina   RUS 2,581 11 +4
8 Elena Dementieva   RUS 2,383 19 +11
9 Chanda Rubin   USA 2,328 13 +4
10 Ai Sugiyama   JPN 2,235 24 +14
11 Venus Williams   USA 2,211 2 -9
12 Nadia Petrova   RUS 1,994 111 +99
13 Vera Zvonareva   RUS 1,808 45 +32
14 Paola Suárez   ARG 1,526 27 +13
15 Jelena Dokić   YUG 1,405 9 -6
16 Anna Pistolesi   ISR 1,353 16 =
17 Meghann Shaughnessy   USA 1,350 30 +13
18 Conchita Martínez   ESP 1,316 34 +16
19 Daniela Hantuchová   SVK 1,271 8 -11
20 Francesca Schiavone   ITA 1,265 41 +21

Number 1 rankingEdit

Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited
  Serena Williams (USA) Year-End 2002 10 August 2003
  Kim Clijsters (BEL) 11 August 2003 19 October 2003
  Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 20 October 2003 26 October 2003
  Kim Clijsters (BEL) 27 October 2003 9 November 2003
  Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) 10 November 2003 Year-End 2003

StatisticsEdit

List of players and titles won, last name alphabetically:

The following players won their first title:

Titles won by nation:

  •   Belgium - 17 (Sydney, Dubai, Indian Wells, Charleston, Berlin, Rome, French Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Stanford, San Diego, Los Angeles, Toronto, U.S. Open, Filderstadt, Zurich, Luxembourg and WTA Tour Championships)
  •   Russia - 11 (Doha, Sarasota, Amelia Island, Bol, Palermo, Bali, Shanghai, Leipzig, Moscow, Tokyo Japan Open and Quebec City)
  •   United States - 11 (Canberra, Australian Open, Tokyo Pan Pacific, Paris, Antwerp, Memphis, Miami, Madrid, Eastbourne, Wimbledon and New Haven)
  •   France - 3 (Gold Coast, Warsaw and Philadelphia)
  •   Spain - 3 (Estoril, Budapest and Tashkent)
  •   Israel - 2 (Sopot and Helsinki)
  •   Italy - 2 (Casablanca and Strasbourg)
  •   Japan - 2 (Scottsdale and Linz)
  •   Argentina - 1 (Vienna)
  •   Australia - 1 (Hobart)
  •   Bulgaria - 1 (Birmingham)
  •   Colombia - 1 (Bogotá)
  •   Greece - 1 (Auckland)
  •   South Africa - 1 (Acapulco)
  •   Slovakia - 1 (Pattaya City)
  •   Thailand - 1 (Hyderabad)

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit