Tennis 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 Boris Pašanski to Daniel Nestor.

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


Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Djokovic has won eight Grand Slam singles titles and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 142 weeks. By winning three Grand Slam titles in 2011, Djokovic became the sixth male player to win three Grand Slams in a calendar year. By reaching the 2012 French Open final, he became the ninth player in the Open Era to reach the final of all four Grand Slam singles tournaments and became only the fifth to do so consecutively. Amongst other titles, he won the ATP World Tour ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Nationality: Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 2003

Also Ranked

#9 on The All-Around Best Athletes of 2018

#6 on The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time

#19 on The Funniest Professional Athletes

#54 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

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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


Ana Ivanovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who as of 2 February 2015 is ranked world No. 6 by the Women's Tennis Association. Ranked No. 1 in the world in 2008, she beat Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open and was the runner-up at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open. She has also qualified for the annual WTA Tour Championships three times, in 2007, 2008 and 2014 and has won the year-end WTA Tournament of Champions twice, in 2010 and 2011. Competing as a professional since 2003, Ivanovic has won 15 WTA Tour singles titles, including one Grand Slam singles title. As of 2014, she has career earnings of just over $13 million. In June 2011, she was named one of the ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Nationality: Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 2003-08-17

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#22 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

#15 on The Best Women's Tennis Serves of All Time

#3 on The Tallest Women's Tennis Players Of All Time, Ranked

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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


Jelena Janković is a Serbian professional tennis player. Janković is a former World No. 1 in singles, a ranking achieved in the months following her finals appearance at the 2008 US Open. Janković's career highlights include winning the 2007 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title with Jamie Murray, the 2010 BNP Paribas Open, 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. As of 23 March 2015, Janković is ranked No. 17. She is the second highest Serbian, behind Ana Ivanovic. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

Nationality: Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 2001

Also Ranked

#29 on The Greatest Female Tennis Players of the Open Era

#32 on The Greatest Womens Tennis Players of All Time

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Nenad Zimonjić is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tennis Players from Serbia
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Nenad Zimonjić


Nenad Zimonjić is a professional Serbian tennis player who was ranked no. 1 in 2008 in doubles; he is currently ranked world no. 7. He is the second tennis doubles player from Serbia to hold the world no. 1, after Slobodan Živojinović. While Zimonjić is known as a doubles specialist, he has recorded two big wins in his singles career. In 2004, he defeated Andre Agassi in St Pölten, and in 2005 on the grass of Halle, he defeated Nicolas Kiefer. Both of these were first-round victories. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Socialist Republic of Serbia

Nationality: Serbia

Year Turned Pro: 1995

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