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The 2003 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England.[1][2] It was the 117th edition of the Wimbledon Championships and were held from 23 June to 6 July 2003. It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year.

2003 Wimbledon Championships
Date23 June – 6 July
Edition117th
CategoryGrand Slam (ITF)
Draw128S/64D/64XD
Prize money£9,373,990
SurfaceGrass
LocationChurch Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Champions
Men's Singles
Switzerland Roger Federer
Women's Singles
United States Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
Sweden Jonas Björkman / Australia Todd Woodbridge
Women's Doubles
Belgium Kim Clijsters / Japan Ai Sugiyama
Mixed Doubles
India Leander Paes / United States Martina Navratilova
Boys' Singles
Romania Florin Mergea
Girls' Singles
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Boys' Doubles
Romania Florin Mergea / Romania Horia Tecău
Girls' Doubles
Russia Alisa Kleybanova / India Sania Mirza
← 2002 · Wimbledon Championships · 2004 →

Lleyton Hewitt was unsuccessful in his 2002 title defence, being upset in the first round by Grand Slam debutant Ivo Karlović. It was the first time in the Open Era history of Wimbledon that a defending champion had lost in the first round, the second time overall. This Wimbledon was notable for being Roger Federer's first grand slam victory when he defeated Mark Philippoussis in the final. This would be the first of five consecutive Wimbledon titles for Federer, and eight overall.[3]Serena Williams successfully defended her 2002 title, defeating her sister Venus in the final for the second consecutive year.

Media coverageEdit

Broadcast coverage of the 2003 Championships was distributed to 159 territories worldwide and the tournament received more than 5,717 hours of coverage. This was an increase of 565 hours from the 2002 figure and surpassed all previous records for the event. The BBC transmitted 160 hours of coverage in the United Kingdom on BBC One and BBC Two. The official Championships website www.wimbledon.org received 242 million page views and 4.3 million visitors.[4]

Prize moneyEdit

The total prize money for 2003 championships was £9,373,990. The winner of the men's title earned £575,000 while the women's singles champion earned £535,000.[5][6]

Event W F SF QF Round of 16 Round of 32 Round of 64 Round of 128
Men's Singles £575,000
Women's Singles £535,000
Men's Doubles * £210,000 N/A
Women's Doubles * £194,250 N/A
Mixed Doubles * £88,500 N/A

* per team

ChampionsEdit

SeniorsEdit

Men's SinglesEdit

  Roger Federer defeated   Mark Philippoussis, 7–6(7–5), 6–2, 7–6(7–3) [7]

  • It was Federer's 5th title of the year, and his 9th overall. It was his 1st career Grand Slam title. He became the first Swiss male player to win a Grand Slam singles title. It was the first, in what was to become 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles, and 8 overall. It was also the first Grand Slam title of the 20 won by Federer through the course of his career, the most Grand Slam singles titles in the history of the men's game.

Women's SinglesEdit

  Serena Williams defeated   Venus Williams, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2 [8]

  • It was Serena's 4th title of the year, and her 23rd overall. It was her 6th career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd at Wimbledon.

Men's DoublesEdit

  Jonas Björkman /   Todd Woodbridge defeated   Mahesh Bhupathi /   Max Mirnyi, 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–3 [9]

Women's DoublesEdit

  Kim Clijsters /   Ai Sugiyama defeated   Virginia Ruano Pascual /   Paola Suárez, 6–4, 6–4 [10]

Mixed DoublesEdit

  Leander Paes /   Martina Navratilova defeated   Andy Ram /   Anastasia Rodionova, 6–3, 6–3 [11]

JuniorsEdit

Boys' SinglesEdit

  Florin Mergea defeated   Chris Guccione, 6–2, 7–6(7–3) [12]

Girls' SinglesEdit

  Kirsten Flipkens defeated   Anna Chakvetadze, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 [13]

Boys' DoublesEdit

  Florin Mergea /   Horia Tecău defeated   Adam Feeney /   Chris Guccione, 7–6(7–4), 7–5 [14]

Girls' DoublesEdit

  Alisa Kleybanova /   Sania Mirza defeated   Kateřina Böhmová /   Michaëlla Krajicek, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2 [15]

Singles seedsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  3. ^ "Inspired Federer wins Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 6 July 2003. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Wimbledon 2003 – facts and figures" (PDF). BBC Sport.
  5. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 327–334. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  6. ^ "About Wimbledon – Prize Money and Finance". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Gentlemen's Singles Finals 1877-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Ladies' Singles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Gentlemen's Doubles Finals 1884-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Ladies' Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Mixed Doubles Finals 1913-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Boys' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Girls' Singles Finals 1947-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Boys' Doubles Finals 1982-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Girls' Doubles Finals 1982-2017". wimbledon.com. Wimbledon Championships. Retrieved 5 December 2017.

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