2003 French Open – Women's Singles

2003 French Open – Women's Singles

Serena Williams was the defending champion, but she was defeated in the semifinals by Justine Henin-Hardenne, thus restricting her winning streak of Grand Slams to four.

Henin-Hardenne then defeated 2001 finalist compatriot, and rival Kim Clijsters in the final to win her first Grand Slam title.

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