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- Roger Federer makes history, becoming the first Swiss male ever to win the Wimbledon final, defeating Mark Philippoussis, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
- Martina Navratilova equals her idol, Billie Jean King's record of 20 Wimbledon titles after winning the mixed doubles final with Leander Paes[?] against Andy Ram[?] Anastassia Rodionova[?], 6-3 6-3.  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/wimbledon_2003/3049972.stm)
- Todd Woodbridge[?] also equals a record, winning with Jonas Bjorkman[?] his 8th men's doubles title by beating Mahesh Bhupathi[?] and Max Mirnyi[?], 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/wimbledon_2003/3048206.stm)
- Kim Clijsters[?] and Ai Sugiyama[?] win the women's doubles final, and so their first Wimbledon title, 6-4, 6-4, against first seeds Virginia Ruano Pascual[?] and Paola Suarez[?], as they did in this year's French Open final.  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/wimbledon_2003/3049862.stm)
- At least 16 people are killed and 40 injured by two female suicide bombers in an attack at Krylya[?], a popular music festival, at the Tushino airfield[?] near Moscow. The Russian authorities blame an on-going terrorism campagin by Chechen rebels; the Chechen government denies any connection to the attacks.  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3047386.stm)
- 2003 occupation of Iraq: 7 newly US-trained Iraqi policemen are killed and at least 13 are wounded by an explosion while they are marching from training school in Ramadi[?]. The American forces overseeing the rebuilding of Iraq's infrastructure, who gave their blessing to the march taking place, blames loyalists to Saddam Hussein; some people on the scene blame U.S. forces. It is the first attack on Iraqis collaborating with the invading coalition forces, as opposed to on the forces themselves.  (http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/07/05/sprj.irq.main/index.html)
- In response to 500,000-strong protests earlier in the week, Tung Chee-hwa, leader of Hong Kong, announces that controversial provisions limiting civil liberties in Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 will be rewritten.  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3046894.stm)
- Taiwan is the last territory to be declared free of SARS by the World Health Organization, after 20 days with no new cases reported.  (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3046984.stm)
- Premier John Hamm of Nova Scotia, Canada, calls a provincial election for August 5[?].
- Wimbledon championships: Serena Williams repeats as women's champion by beating her sister Venus, by scores of 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
- A Shia Muslim mosque in Quetta, Pakistan is stormed by armed attackers, killing at least 32 worshippers and wounding 52.  (http://www.guardian.co.uk/pakistan/Story/0,2763,991878,00.html)
- A tape, purporting to be of Saddam Hussein and to have been made on June 14, is broadcast on Al-Jazeera, the Arabic-language satellite television station. If it is Saddam, it marks the first public communication from the former Iraqi leader since his disappearance early on in the Invasion of Iraq.
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