On This Day

September 2003 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 6 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-Belgian final Justine Henin-Hardenne wins her first US title; beats Kim Clijsters 7-5, 6-1

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Men's Tennis: American Andy Roddick wins his only career Grand Slam title; beats Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 6-3, 7-6, 6-3

  • Sep 14 Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis sets the NFL single-game rushing record when he runs for 295 yards and 2 touchdowns on 30 carries in the Ravens 33-13 victory over Cleveland

Solheim Cup

Sep 14 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Barsebäck G & CC: Europe regains Cup; after Catriona Matthew beat Rosie Jones 3 & 1 to clinch, amid controversy 4 of 5 remaining matches are conceded for final score of 17½-10½

  • Sep 28 Final game played at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, Atlanta Braves defeat Phillies, 5-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Eileen Gu, Chinese freestyle skier (Olympic gold halfpipe, big air 2022; World C'ship gold halfpipe, slopestyle 2021), born in San Francisco, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 8 Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricket all-rounder (33 Tests, 2 x 100, 41 wickets, BB 6/49; Sind, Bombay, Rajasthan), dies at 76
  • Sep 13 Kenneth Walter, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests, 6 wickets), dies at 63

Althea Gibson

Sep 28 Althea Gibson, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of respiratory and bladder infections at 76