An astonishing year culminated in her victory at the Australian Open in January to become the holder of all four grand slam titles simultaneously. In a year where she firmly established herself as the world No 1 over her closest rival and sister Venus, Serena won eight WTA titles in all and was named Reuters Sportswoman of the Year for 2002.

Sportswoman of the Year 2003

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