There was much riding on Andre Agassi’s 6-2 6-2 6-1 final triumph over German Rainer Schuettler at Australian Open 2003. Not only was it his third Australian title in four years but a bet on the outcome meant wife Steffi Graf had to play in the French Open mixed doubles with him, which she didn’t. Agassi reclaimed the world No.1 ranking and the title was his eighth and final Slam victory. Match of the tournament was Andy Roddick and Younes El Aynaoui’s quarterfinal at night. Roddick’s 4-6 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-4 21-19 win was, at 83 games, the event’s second longest match ever. Their 40-game fifth set, which lasted two and a half hours, was the longest fifth set in tournament history. Meanwhile, following victories at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open in 2002, Serena Williams’ 7-6(4) 3-6 6-4 over Venus secured her the ‘Serena Slam’. Monica Seles’ second round appearance was her last competitive match in Melbourne notching up an incredible 47-4 win–loss record. And Martina Navratilova collected the mixed doubles title – the only jewel missing from her Grand Slam crown. Aged 46 years and three months, her 57th major made her the oldest Grand Slam champion in history and the most prolific Australian Open champion with 12 trophies to her name.