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2003 Wimbledon Championships

2003 Wimbledon Championships
Date 23 June - 6 July
Edition 117th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
Champions
Men's Singles
Roger Federer
Women's Singles
Serena Williams
Men's Doubles
Jonas Björkman / Todd Woodbridge
Women's Doubles
Kim Clijsters / Ai Sugiyama
Mixed Doubles
Leander Paes / Martina Navratilova
Boys' Singles
Florin Mergea
Girls' Singles
Kirsten Flipkens
Boys' Doubles
Florin Mergea / Horia Tecău
Girls' Doubles
Alisa Kleybanova / Sania Mirza

The 2003 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England. 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.

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. Roger Federer defeated Mark Philippoussis in the final to win his first Wimbledon title, and the first of five consecutive Wimbledon titles, and seven overall. Serena Williams successfully defended her 2002 title, defeating her sister Venus in the final for the second consecutive year.

Contents

  • Seniors 1
    • Men's Singles 1.1
    • Women's Singles 1.2
    • Men's Doubles 1.3
    • Women's Doubles 1.4
    • Mixed Doubles 1.5
  • Juniors 2
    • Boys' Singles 2.1
    • Girls' Singles 2.2
    • Boys' Doubles 2.3
    • Girls' Doubles 2.4
  • Media coverage 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

Seniors

Men's Singles

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

  • 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 7 overall. It was also the first Grand Slam title of the 17 won by Federer through the course of his career, the most Grand Slam titles in the history of the men's game.

Women's Singles

Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

  • 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 Doubles

Jonas Björkman / Todd Woodbridge defeated Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(7-4), 6-3

Women's Doubles

Kim Clijsters / Ai Sugiyama defeated Virginia Ruano / Paola Suárez, 6-4, 6-4

Mixed Doubles

Leander Paes / Martina Navratilova[1] defeated Andy Ram / Anastassia Rodionova 6-3, 6-3

Juniors

Boys' Singles

Florin Mergea defeated Chris Guccione 6-2 7-6(7-3)

Girls' Singles

Kirsten Flipkens defeated Anna Chakvetadze 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Boys' Doubles

Florin Mergea / Horia Tecău defeated Adam Feeney / Chris Guccione 7-6(7-4), 7-5

Girls' Doubles

Alisa Kleybanova / Sania Mirza defeated Kateřina Böhmová / Michaëlla Krajicek 2-6, 6-3, 6-2


Media coverage

Broadcast coverage of the 2003 Championships was distributed to 159 territories world-wide 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.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Navratilova joins Billie Jean King as the only two players to win 20 Wimbledon titles.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon 2003 – facts and figures" (PDF). BBC Sport. 

External links

  • Wimbledon Official website
Preceded by
2003 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2003 US Open
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