2003 Wimbledon Championships

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2003 Wimbledon Championships
Date 23 June - 6 July
Edition 117th
Category Grand Slam (ITF)
Surface Grass
Location Church Road
SW19, Wimbledon,
London, United Kingdom
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
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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. 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.[1] Serena Williams successfully defended her 2002 title, defeating her sister Venus in the final for the second consecutive year.


Men's Singles[edit]

Switzerland Roger Federer defeated Australia 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 8 overall. It was also the first Grand Slam title of the 19 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[edit]

United States Serena Williams defeated United States 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[edit]

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

Women's Doubles[edit]

Belgium Kim Clijsters / Japan Ai Sugiyama defeated Spain Virginia Ruano / Argentina Paola Suárez, 6-4, 6-4

Mixed Doubles[edit]

India Leander Paes / United States Martina Navratilova[2] defeated Israel Andy Ram / Russia Anastasia Rodionova 6-3, 6-3


Boys' Singles[edit]

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

Girls' Singles[edit]

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

Boys' Doubles[edit]

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

Girls' Doubles[edit]

Russia Alisa Kleybanova / India Sania Mirza defeated Czech Republic Kateřina Böhmová / Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

Media coverage[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "Inspired Federer wins Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 6 July 2003. Retrieved 6 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Navratilova joins Billie Jean King as the only two players to win 20 Wimbledon titles.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon 2003 – facts and figures" (PDF). BBC Sport. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2003 French Open
Grand Slams Succeeded by
2003 US Open