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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2003 Mixed Doubles
Draw 32, 8 seeds, 8 wild cards

Final sets are 10-points Champions Tiebreak*

1st Round

Prakusya(INA)/D. Adams(SAF) d. Husarova(SVK)/Mirnyi(BLR) [1] 6-2 5-7 *10/7
Schett
(AUT)/Eagle(AUS) d. Loit(FRA)/Suk(CZE) 6-2 7-5
Sugiyama/Shimada
(JP) d. Srebotnik(SLO)/B. Bryan(USA) 4-6 6-4 *10/5
Hantuchova
(SVK)/Ullyett(ZIM) [5] d. Ruano Pascual(ESP)/Schneiter(ARG) 6-1 ret.

Likhovtseva(RUS)/Knowles(BAH)[3] d.Kuznetsova(RUS)/Coetzee(SAF) 7-6(1) 7-6(4)
Navratilova
(USA)/Paes(IND) [WC] d. McShea/Draper(AUS) [WC] 6-3 7-5
Dominikovic/Healey
(AUS) [WC] d. Pratt/Florent(AUS) [WC] 7-6(7) 3-6 *10/7
Tulyaganova
(UZB)/Bhupathi(IND) d. Fujiwara(JP)/MacPhie(USA) [8] 6-2 6-2

J. Lee(TPE)/Palmer(USA) [7] d. Stewart/Crabb(AUS) [WC] 7-5 6-4
Kournikova
(RUS)/Bogomolov(USA) [WC] d. Tarabini/Arnold(ARG) 6-4 6-2
Grande
(ITA)/Damm(CZE) d. Farina Elia(ITA)/Etlis(ARG) 2-6 6-3 *10/7
Stubbs
(AUS)/Johnson(USA) [4] d. Wheeler/Luczak(AUS) [WC] 6-2 7-6(4)

Boogert(NL)/Nestor(CAN) d. C. Black/W. Black(ZIM) [6] 6-3 6-4
Callens
(BEL)/Koenig(SAF) d. Krizan(SLO)/Rikl(VZE) 6-4 6-2
Daniilidou
(GRE)/Woodbridge(AUS) [WC] d. Vis(NL)/Hill(AUS) 6-4 7-6(5)
Raymond/M. Bryan
(USA [2] d. Barclay/Stolle(AUS) 6-4 6-1

2nd Round

Prakusya/D. Adams d. Schett/Eagle 6-4 1-6 *10/7
Hantuchova/Ullyett [5] d. Sugiyama/Shimada 2-6 6-3 *10/4
Navratilova/Paes [WC] d. Likhovtseva/Knowles [3] 6-2 6-4
Tulyaganova/Bhupathi d. Dominikovic/Healey [WC] 7-6
(6) 1-6 *10/3

J. Lee/Palmer [7] d. Kournikova/Bogomolov [WC] walkover
Stubbs/Johnson [4] d. Grande/Damm 6-2 6-3
Callens/Koenig d. Boogert/Nestor 6-2 6-2
Daniilidou/Woodbridge [WC] d. Raymond/M. Bryan [2] 7-6
(3) 6-4

Quarterfinal

Hantuchova/Ullyett [5] d. Prakusya/D. Adams 7-6(1) 7-6(3)
Navratilova/Paes [WC] d. Tulyaganova/Bhupathi 6-4 6-3
Stubbs/Johnson [4] d. J. Lee/Palmer [7] 6-4 6-4
Daniilidou/Woodbridge [WC] d. Callens/Koenig 6-3 6-2

Semifinal

Navratilova/Paes [WC] d. Hantuchova/Ullyett [5] 6-3 6-1
Daniilidou/Woodbridge [WC] d. Stubbs/Johnson [4] 6-4 6-2

Final

Navratilova/Paes [WC] d. Daniilidou/Woodbridge [WC] 6-4 7-5

NOTE The 57th Grand Slam Title for Navratilova, and the 1st Australian Mixed. With this win Navratilova became the only person at the Open Era who has won all three events at all four Grand Slams. It succeeded in the pre-Open Era to Doris Hart & Margaret Court.

Martina is now the oldest player, man or woman, to ever win a Grand Slam event, at 46 years and 3 months. The previous recordholder among the men was Norman Brookes who was a month younger when he won the mens doubles at the Australian Championships in 1924. The women's record was previously held by Margaret du Pont who won the 1962 mixed doubles at Wimbledon at the age of 44 years and 3 months.