2003 WTA Tour

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2003 WTA Tour
Kim Clijsters won nine titles in the year.
Kim Clijsters won nine titles in the year.
Details
Duration December 30, 2001 - November 20, 2002
Edition 33rd
Tournaments 59
Categories Grand Slam (4)
WTA Championships
WTA Tier I (10)
WTA Tier II (16)
WTA Tier III (16)
WTA Tier IV (6)
WTA Tier V (6)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Belgium Kim Clijsters (9)
Most tournament finals Belgium Kim Clijsters (15)
Prize money leader Belgium Justine Henin($4,466,345)
Points leader Belgium Justine Henin (6,628)
Awards
Player of the year Belgium Justine Henin
Doubles Team of the year Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
Most improved player of the year Russia Nadia Petrova
Newcomer of the year Russia Maria Sharapova
Comeback player of the year France Amélie Mauresmo
2002
2004

The WTA Tour is the elite tour for professional women's tennis organised by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The WTA Tour includes 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 are not part of the WTA Tour, although they award points for the WTA World Ranking.

Schedule[edit]

The table below shows the 2003 WTA Tour schedule.

Key[edit]

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

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
30 December Hopman Cup
Australia 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
Australia Gold Coast, Australia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Nathalie Dechy
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Switzerland Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Elena Bovina
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Austria Barbara Schett
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Martina Navrátilová

6–4, 6–4
France Nathalie Dechy
France Émilie Loit
ASB Classic
New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(2)
South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong Israel Anna Pistolesi
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
United States Jill Craybas
Russia Vera Zvonareva
United States Laura Granville
Argentina Paola Suárez
United States Teryn Ashley
United States Abigail Spears

6–2, 2–6, 6–0
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
6 January Adidas International
Australia Sydney, Australia
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–4, 6–3
United States Lindsay Davenport Russia Tatiana Panova
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Belarus Olga Barabanschikova
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Chanda Rubin
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–3, 6–3
Spain Conchita Martínez
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Moorilla International
Australia Hobart, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Australia Alicia Molik
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
United States Amy Frazier Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Japan Shinobu Asagoe
United States Jill Craybas
Germany Angelika Rösch
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva

7–5, 7–6(1)
Austria Barbara Schett
Austria Patricia Wartusch
Canberra Women's Classic
Australia Canberra, Australia
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
6–1, 6–1
Italy Francesca Schiavone France Marion Bartoli
France Émilie Loit
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Spain Magüi Serna
Italy Tathiana Garbin
France Émilie Loit

6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Czech Republic Dája Bedáňová
Russia Dinara Safina
13 January
20 January
Australian Open
Australia Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$4,054,063 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
United States Serena Williams
7–6(4), 3–6, 6–4
United States Venus Williams Belgium Kim Clijsters
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams

4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
India Leander Paes
United States Martina Navrátilová

6–4, 7–5
Australia Todd Woodbridge
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
27 January Toray Pan Pacific Open
Japan Tokyo, Japan
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Lindsay Davenport
6–7(6), 6–1, 6–2
United States Monica Seles United States Chanda Rubin
United States Lisa Raymond
Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Russia Elena Dementieva
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Elena Bovina
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–3, 6–4
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 February Open Gaz de France
France Paris, France
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Serena Williams
6–3, 6–2
France Amélie Mauresmo Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Spain Magüi Serna
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder

2–6, 6–2, 7–6(5)
France Marion Bartoli
France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
AP Tourism Hyderabad Open
India Hyderabad, India
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–4, 6–4
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova Japan Akiko Morigami
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Israel Tzipora Obziler
France Mary Pierce
Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova

6–4, 6–4
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
10 February Proximus Diamond Games
Belgium Antwerp, Belgium
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Venus Williams
6–2, 6–4
Belgium Kim Clijsters Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
France Nathalie Dechy
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–2, 6–0
France Nathalie Dechy
France Émilie Loit
Qatar Total FinaElf Open
Qatar Doha, Qatar
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Anastasia Myskina
6–3, 6–1
Russia Elena Likhovtseva Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Austria Patricia Wartusch
Spain Conchita Martínez
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Australia Nicole Pratt
Russia Dinara Safina
Chinese Taipei Janet Lee
Indonesia Wynne Prakusya

6–1, 6–3
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
17 February Dubai Tennis Championships
United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
4–6, 7–6(4), 7–5
United States Monica Seles United States Jennifer Capriati
France Amélie Mauresmo
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Spain Conchita Martínez
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Martina Navrátilová

6–3, 7–6(7)
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Cellular South Cup
United States Memphis, United States
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Lisa Raymond
6–3, 6–2
South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Laura Granville
South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
France Stéphanie Foretz
Japan Saori Obata
United States Carly Gullickson
Japan Akiko Morigami
Japan Saori Obata

6–1, 6–1
Russia Alina Jidkova
Australia Bryanne Stewart
Copa Colsanitas
Colombia Bogotá, Colombia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
6–3, 6–2
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Argentina Paola Suárez
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Hungary Katalin Marosi
Colombia Catalina Castaño
Italy Flavia Pennetta
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Sweden Åsa Svensson

6–2, 6–1
Slovenia Tina Križan
Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
24 February State Farm Women's Tennis Classic
United States Scottsdale, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/30Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Japan Ai Sugiyama
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Belgium Kim Clijsters United States Alexandra Stevenson
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
France Nathalie Dechy
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Italy Francesca Schiavone
United States Laura Granville
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–1, 6–4
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond
Abierto Mexicano Pegaso
Mexico Acapulco, Mexico
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/30Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
7–5, 6–3
Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva Japan Shinobu Asagoe
France Émilie Loit
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
Czech Republic Alena Vašková
Hungary Petra Mandula
Italy Flavia Pennetta
France Émilie Loit
Sweden Åsa Svensson

6–3, 6–1
Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 March
10 March
Pacific Life Open
United States Indian Wells, United States
Tier I event
$2,100,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–4, 7–5
United States Lindsay Davenport Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Chanda Rubin
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
France Amélie Mauresmo
Russia Vera Zvonareva
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond

2–6, 6–2, 7–6(5)
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama
17 March
24 March
NASDAQ-100 Open
United States Miami, United States
Tier I event
$2,960,000 - Hard - 96S/48Q/32D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Serena Williams
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
United States Jennifer Capriati Belgium Kim Clijsters
United States Chanda Rubin
France Marion Bartoli
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
South Africa Liezel Huber
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva

6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Japan Nana Miyagi
31 March Sarasota Clay Court Classic
United States Sarasota, United States
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay (Green) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Anastasia Myskina
6–4, 6–1
Australia Alicia Molik Croatia Iva Majoli
France Nathalie Dechy
Argentina Paola Suárez
Argentina Clarisa Fernández
United States Ansley Cargill
Russia Elena Dementieva
South Africa Liezel Huber
United States Martina Navrátilová

7–6(8), 6–3
Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Japan Nana Miyagi
Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem
Morocco Casablanca, Morocco
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Italy Rita Grande
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová
Spain Marta Marrero
Spain Gala León García
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Slovakia Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
Argentina Gisela Dulko
Argentina María Emilia Salerni

6–3, 6–4
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 April Family Circle Cup
United States Charleston, United States
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–3, 6–4
United States Serena Williams United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Ashley Harkleroad
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
France Mary Pierce
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–0, 6–3
Slovakia Janette Husárová
Spain Conchita Martínez
Estoril Open
Portugal Oeiras, Portugal
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Magüi Serna
6–4, 6–1
Germany Julia Schruff Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
France Virginie Razzano
Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Argentina Gisela Dulko
France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch

6–7(3), 7–6(3), 6–2
Estonia Maret Ani
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
14 April Bausch & Lomb Championships
United States Amelia Island, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Clay (Green) - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Elena Dementieva
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
United States Lindsay Davenport Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
United States Jennifer Capriati
United States Monica Seles
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
United States Lisa Raymond
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond

7–5, 6–2
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
Budapest Grand Prix Telmex
Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Magüi Serna
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Australia Alicia Molik Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Janković
Slovakia Jarmila Gajdošová
Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Hungary Petra Mandula
Hungary Petra Mandula
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova

6–3, 6–1
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
21 April Fed Cup: First Round
Germany Ettenheim, Germany, Clay (Red)
Belgium Bree, Belgium, Clay (Red) (i)
Sweden Linköping, Sweden, Hard (i)
United States Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, Hard (i)
Russia Moscow, Russia, Carpet (i)
Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina, Clay (Red)
France Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France, Clay (Red) (i)
Spain Tarragona, Spain, Clay (Red)
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 April J&S Cup
Poland Warsaw, Poland
Tier II event
$700,000 - Clay (Red) - 28S/31Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Amélie Mauresmo
6–7(6), 6–0, 3–0 ret.
United States Venus Williams Czech Republic Denisa Chládková
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga
Spain Magüi Serna
Israel Anna Pistolesi
South Africa Liezel Huber
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva

3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Croatia Bol, Croatia
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Vera Zvonareva
6–1, 6–3
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados United States Samantha Reeves
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo
Spain Gala León García
Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová
Italy Tathiana Garbin
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch

6–3, 6–2
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Switzerland Patty Schnyder

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 May MasterCard German Open
Germany Berlin, Germany
Tier I event
$1,224,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Belgium Kim Clijsters United States Jennifer Capriati
France Amélie Mauresmo
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama
12 May Telecom Italia Masters
Italy Rome, Italy
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Clay (Red) - 56S/48Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
3–6, 7–6(3), 6–0
France Amélie Mauresmo United States Serena Williams
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Spain Conchita Martínez
United States Jennifer Capriati
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Martina Navrátilová

6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Nadia Petrova
19 May Internationaux de Strasbourg
France Strasbourg, France
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Croatia Karolina Šprem Russia Vera Zvonareva
United States Ashley Harkleroad
Slovenia Maja Matevžič
France Marion Bartoli
France Émilie Loit
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Canada Sonya Jeyaseelan
Slovenia Maja Matevžič

6–4, 6–4
United States Laura Granville
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Open de España
Spain Madrid, Spain
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chanda Rubin
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
Austria Barbara Schett
Argentina Paola Suárez
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Argentina Clarisa Fernández
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
United States Jill Craybas
South Africa Liezel Huber

6–4, 7–6(6)
Italy Rita Grande
Italy Angelique Widjaja
26 May
2 June
French Open
France Paris, France
Grand Slam
$5,363,011 - Clay (Red) - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–0, 6–4
Belgium Kim Clijsters United States Serena Williams
Russia Nadia Petrova
France Amélie Mauresmo
United States Chanda Rubin
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Spain Conchita Martínez
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–7(5), 6–2, 9–7
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
United States Mike Bryan
United States Lisa Raymond

6–3, 6–4
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Russia Elena Likhovtseva

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 June DFS Classic
United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 56S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
6–1, 6–4
Japan Shinobu Asagoe Russia Maria Sharapova
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Russia Elena Dementieva
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
France Stéphanie Foretz
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Belgium Els Callens
United States Meilen Tu

7–5, 6–4
Australia Alicia Molik
United States Martina Navrátilová
Wien Energie Grand Prix
Austria Vienna, Austria
Tier III event
$170,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Argentina Paola Suárez
7–6(0), 2–6, 6–4
Croatia Karolina Šprem Germany Anca Barna
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Czech Republic Denisa Chládková
Slovenia Maja Matevžič
China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian

6–3, 6–4
China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
16 June Hastings Direct Int’l Champ’s
United Kingdom Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Tier II event
$585,000 - Grass - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Chanda Rubin
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Spain Conchita Martínez Italy Silvia Farina Elia
United States Jennifer Capriati
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
France Nathalie Dechy
Israel Anna Pistolesi
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond

6–3, 6–2
United States Jennifer Capriati
Spain Magüi Serna
Ordina Open
Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Tier III event
$170,000 - Grass - 30S/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–7(4), 3–0 ret.
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne Germany Barbara Rittner
Russia Nadia Petrova
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová
Russia Elena Dementieva
Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya

2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Russia Nadia Petrova
France Mary Pierce
23 June
30 June
Wimbledon Championships
United Kingdom Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Grand Slam
$5,182,419 - Grass - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
United States Serena Williams
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
United States Venus Williams Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
Belgium Kim Clijsters
United States Jennifer Capriati
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Lindsay Davenport
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–4, 6–4
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
India Leander Paes
United States Martina Navrátilová

6–3, 6–3
Israel Andy Ram
Russia Anastasia Rodionova

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 July Internazionali Femminili di Palermo
Italy Palermo, Italy
Tier V event
$110,000 - Clay (Red) - 32S/30Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Dinara Safina
6–3, 6–4
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Ukraine Yuliana Fedak
France Virginie Razzano
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
Italy Emily Stellato

6–4, 6–2
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
14 July Fed Cup: Quarterfinals
Belgium Charleroi, Belgium, Hard (i)
United States Washington, D.C., USA, Hard
Slovenia Portorož, Slovenia, Clay (Red)
Spain Oviedo, Spain, Clay (Red)
Quarterfinal winners
 Belgium 5–0
 United States 5–0
 Russia 5–0
 France 4–1
Quarterfinal losers
 Slovakia
 Italy
 Slovenia
 Spain
21 July Bank of the West Classic
United States Stanford, United States
Tier II event
$635,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
United States Jennifer Capriati Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
Italy Francesca Schiavone
United States Lisa Raymond
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
United States Amy Frazier
Switzerland Marie-Gayanay Mikaelian
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Lisa Raymond

7–6(5), 6–1
South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong
Italy Francesca Schiavone
28 July Acura Classic
United States San Diego, United States
Tier I event
$1,000,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Belgium Kim Clijsters Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Lindsay Davenport
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Nadia Petrova
United States Chanda Rubin
United States Lisa Raymond
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–4, 7–5
United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond
Idea Prokom Open
Poland Sopot, Poland
Tier III event
$300,000 - Clay (Red) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Israel Anna Pistolesi
6–2, 6–0
Czech Republic Klára Koukalová Hungary Petra Mandula
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Russia Dinara Safina
Slovenia Maja Matevžič
Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
Croatia Silvija Talaja

6–4, 6–2
Estonia Maret Ani
Czech Republic Libuše Prusová

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 August JPMorgan Chase Open
United States Los Angeles, United States
Tier II event
$635,000 - Hard - 56S/16Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–1, 3–6, 6–1
United States Lindsay Davenport Italy Francesca Schiavone
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Australia Nicole Pratt
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
France Mary Pierce
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–3, 6–3
Russia Elena Bovina
Belgium Els Callens
Nordea Nordic Light Open
Finland Helsinki, Finland
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Israel Anna Pistolesi
4–6, 6–4, 6–0
Croatia Jelena Kostanić Russia Vera Douchevina
Croatia Karolina Šprem
Croatia Silvija Talaja
Hungary Melinda Czink
Hungary Petra Mandula
Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova

6–2, 6–4
Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
Croatia Silvija Talaja
11 August Rogers AT&T Cup
Canada Toronto, Canada
Tier I event
$1,325,000 - Hard - 56S/32Q/28D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–1, 6–0
Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya Argentina Paola Suárez
Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Russia Vera Zvonareva
France Amélie Mauresmo
Russia Elena Bovina
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Martina Navrátilová

3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
18 August Pilot Pen Tennis
United States New Haven, United States
Tier II event
$625,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
United States Jennifer Capriati
6–2, 4–0 ret.
United States Lindsay Davenport Russia Elena Dementieva
France Amélie Mauresmo
Spain Magüi Serna
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Israel Anna Pistolesi
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

7–6(6), 6–3
Australia Alicia Molik
Spain Magüi Serna
25 August
1 September
U.S. Open
United States New York, United States
Grand Slam
$6,682,980 - Hard - 128S/96Q/64D/32X
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw - Mixed Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
7–5, 6–1
Belgium Kim Clijsters United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Jennifer Capriati
France Amélie Mauresmo
Argentina Paola Suárez
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–2, 6–3
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Martina Navrátilová
United States Bob Bryan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik

5–7, 7–5, 7–6
Canada Daniel Nestor
Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 September Wismilak International
Indonesia Bali, Indonesia
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard - 30S/24Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Elena Dementieva
6–2, 6–1
United States Chanda Rubin Japan Saori Obata
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
Germany Anca Barna
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja

7–5, 6–2
France Émilie Loit
Australia Nicole Pratt
15 September Polo Open
China Shanghai, China
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Elena Dementieva
6–3, 7–6(6)
United States Chanda Rubin Japan Ai Sugiyama
Japan Akiko Morigami
Russia Maria Sharapova
Russia Dinara Safina
Australia Alicia Molik
Germany Anca Barna
France Émilie Loit
Australia Nicole Pratt

6–3, 6–3
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
22 September Sparkassen Cup
Germany Leipzig, Germany
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Anastasia Myskina
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne Belgium Kim Clijsters
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Nadia Petrova
Czech Republic Sandra Kleinová
Belgium Els Callens
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Martina Navrátilová

3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Nadia Petrova
29 September Ladies Kremlin Cup
Russia Moscow, Russia
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Anastasia Myskina
6–2, 6–4
France Amélie Mauresmo Israel Anna Pistolesi
Russia Elena Dementieva
Russia Elena Bovina
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Italy Francesca Schiavone
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Russia Nadia Petrova
United States Meghann Shaughnessy

6–3, 6–4
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Russia Vera Zvonareva
AIG Japan Open
Japan Tokyo, Japan
Tier III event
$170,000 - Hard - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Maria Sharapova
2–6, 6–2, 7–6(5)
Hungary Anikó Kapros Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
China Zheng Jie
Japan Ai Sugiyama
United States Jill Craybas
Luxembourg Claudine Schaul
China Yan Zi
Russia Maria Sharapova
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn

7–6(1), 6–0
United States Ansley Cargill
United States Ashley Harkleroad

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 October Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Germany Filderstadt, Germany
Tier II event
$650,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne France Mary Pierce
Russia Elena Bovina
France Amélie Mauresmo
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
United States Lindsay Davenport
Russia Elena Dementieva
United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs

6–2, 6–4
Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Martina Navrátilová
Tashkent Open
Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tier IV event
$140,000 - Hard - 32S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
6–2, 7–6(2)
Japan Saori Obata Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Russia Lioudmila Skavronskaia
United States Jill Craybas
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
Ukraine Yulia Beygelzimer
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek

6–3, 7–6(0)
China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
13 October Swisscom Challenge
Switzerland Zurich, Switzerland
Tier I event
$1,300,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
6–0, 6–4
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić Belgium Kim Clijsters
Russia Nadia Petrova
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Elena Bovina
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama

7–6(3), 6–2
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
20 October Generali Ladies Linz
Austria Linz, Austria
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Japan Ai Sugiyama
7–5, 6–4
Russia Nadia Petrova Switzerland Patty Schnyder
Russia Vera Zvonareva
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Argentina Paola Suárez
Israel Anna Pistolesi
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
South Africa Liezel Huber
Japan Ai Sugiyama

6–1, 7–6(6)
France Marion Bartoli
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
SEAT Open Luxembourg
Luxembourg Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tier III event
$225,000 - Hard (i) - 30S/28Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–2, 7–5
United States Chanda Rubin Russia Maria Sharapova
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
France Émilie Loit
Germany Anca Barna
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Australia Alicia Molik
Russia Maria Sharapova
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn

6–1, 6–4
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
27 October Advanta Championships
United States Philadelphia, United States
Tier II event
$585,000 - Hard (i) - 28S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
France Amélie Mauresmo
5–7, 6–0, 6–2
Russia Anastasia Myskina Russia Nadia Petrova
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
United States Chanda Rubin
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
United States Lisa Raymond
United States Martina Navrátilová
United States Lisa Raymond

6–3, 6–4
Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
Bell Challenge
Canada Quebec City, Canada
Tier III event
$170,000 - Carpet (i) - 30S/32Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Russia Maria Sharapova
6–2 ret.
Venezuela Milagros Sequera France Mary Pierce
United States Laura Granville
Slovakia Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
France Marion Bartoli
China Zheng Jie
Russia Alina Jidkova
China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian

6–3, 6–3
Belgium Els Callens
United States Meilen Tu

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 November WTA Tour Championships
United States Los Angeles, United States
Year-end Championship
$3,000,000 - Hard - 8S (Round Robin)/4D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Belgium Kim Clijsters
6–2, 6–0
France Amélie Mauresmo United States Jennifer Capriati
Belgium Justine Henin-Hardenne
United States Chanda Rubin
Russia Elena Dementieva
Russia Anastasia Myskina
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez

6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama
Volvo Women’s Open
Thailand Pattaya, Thailand
Tier V event
$110,000 - Hard - 32S/28Q/16D
Singles Draw - Doubles Draw
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
6–4, 6–2
Slovakia Ľubomíra Kurhajcová Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
Germany Anca Barna
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Japan Saori Obata
China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian

6–4, 6–3
Indonesia Wynne Prakusya
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
14 November Fed Cup: Final
Russia Moscow, Russia, Carpet (i)
 France
4–1
 United States  Belgium 1–4
 Russia 2–3

Rankings[edit]

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

Statistics[edit]

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 also[edit]

External links[edit]