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The Best Tennis Players from Serbia 

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List of the best tennis players from Serbia, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Serbia has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Serbian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Serbia and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Serbia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list has a variety of players in it, from one of the highest-ranking men's singles players ever like Novak Djokovic to one of the best female tennis players Jelena Janković, who has spent a lot of time in the women's rankings.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Serbian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Serbian tennis player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Serbia in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Serbian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

Novak Djokovic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Serbia
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Novak Djokovic (Serbian: Новак Ђоковић, romanized: Novak Đoković, pronounced [nôʋaːk dʑôːkoʋitɕ] (listen); born 22 May 1987) is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).Djokovic has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles, five ATP Finals titles, 33 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 12 ATP Tour 500 titles, and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for over 260 weeks. In majors, he has won a record seven Australian Open titles, five Wimbledon titles, three US Open titles, and one French Open title. Following his victory at the 2016 French Open, he became the eighth player in history to achieve ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Nationality: Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 2003

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Ana Ivanovic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Serbia
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Ana Ivanovic Schweinsteiger (Serbian: Ана Швајнштајгер / Ana Švajnštajger; born 6 November 1987), professionally known by her maiden name Ana Ivanovic (Ана Ивановић / Ana Ivanović, pronounced [âna ǐʋanoʋitɕ, ǎː-] (listen);) is a Serbian retired professional tennis player. She was ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008, after she had defeated Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open. She was also the runner-up at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open. She qualified for the annual WTA Tour Championships three times, in 2007, 2008 and 2014 and won the year-end WTA Tournament of Champions twice, in 2010 and 2011.Competing as a professional from 2003 until 2016, Ivanovic won 14 WTA Tour ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Nationality: Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 2003-08-17

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Jelena Janković is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Serbia
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Jelena Janković (Serbian Cyrillic: Јелена Јанковић, pronounced [jělena jǎːŋkoʋitɕ], born 28 February 1985) is a Serbian professional tennis player. Janković is a former World No. 1 in singles, a ranking achieved preceding her finals appearance at the 2008 US Open. Janković has won 15 WTA singles titles and two doubles titles, her career highlights include winning the 2007 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title with Jamie Murray, the 2010 Indian Wells Masters, the Internazionali BNL d'Italia twice, in 2007 and 2008, and the aforementioned appearance in the finals of the 2008 US Open. She is coached by her brother Marko. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Nationality: Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 2001

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Janko Tipsarević is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Serbia
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Janko Tipsarević (Serbian Cyrillic: Јанко Типсаревић, pronounced [jâːŋko tipsǎːreʋitɕ]; born 22 June 1984) is a Serbian professional tennis player. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 8, achieved on 2 April 2012. In his career, he has won four ATP World Tour titles, one ATP doubles title, three Futures, and 15 Challenger titles. Tipsarević also won the 2001 Australian Open Junior title. Tipsarević has achieved two victories over a World No. 1 player, having defeated compatriot Novak Djokovic twice. He also has thirteen victories against other players in the top 10: four wins against Tomáš Berdych, and one each against Fernando González, Mikhail Youzhny, David Ferrer, James Blake, ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Nationality: Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 2002

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