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Novak Djoković

 

Novak Djoković, born 22 May 1987 is a Serbian professional tennis player who has been ranked World No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) since 4 July 2011. He has won five Grand Slam singles titles: the 2008, 2011 and 2012 Australian Open, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, and the 2011 US Open. By winning three Majors in 2011, Djokovic became the sixth male player in the open era to win three Majors in a calendar year.

He is the first male player representing Serbia to win a Major singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slam events, separately and consecutively. Amongst other titles, he won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008 and was on the team which won the 2010 Davis Cup. He also won the bronze medal in singles at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Djokovic is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.



Nemanja Vidić


Nemanja Vidić born 21 October 1981 is a Serbian footballer who captains English Premier League club Manchester United. He was part of the Serbia national football team from 2002 to 2011.

After playing two seasons at Spartak Moscow, Vidić signed for Manchester United for a fee of around £7 million on 25 December 2005,and joined the club on 5 January 2006.At the end of the 2007–08 season, he earned his second consecutive Premier League medal.He was also a part of the squad which won the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final versus Chelsea—his first European medal.


Jelena Janković


Jelena Janković, born February 28, 1985 in Belgrade is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Serbia. She reached the final of the 2008 US Open and won the 2007 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title. Janković is ranked world no. 15, being coached by the former ATP top-15 player, Andrei Pavel.

 

Emir  Kusturica


Emir Nemanja Kusturica, born 24 November 1954 in Sarajevo is a Serbian filmmaker, actor and musician, recognized for several internationally acclaimed feature films. He is a two-time winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes (for When Father Was Away on Business and Underground), as well as being a Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

 

Ana Ivanović


Ana Ivanović, born November 6, 1987, in Belgrade is a former world no. 1 Serbian tennis player. As of March 19, 2012, she is ranked 16th on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. She beat Dinara Safina to win the 2008 French Open and was the runner-up in singles at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open. Competing as a professional since 2003, she has won 11 WTA Tour singles titles.

 

Nikola Kovačević

Nikola Kovačević, born 14 February 1983 in Kraljevo is a Serbian volleyball player. He currently plays as spiker for Latina Volley. With the Serbian national team he won gold medal in the 2011 Men's European Volleyball Championship, a bronze medal in the 2007 Men's European Volleyball Championship, silver medal in the FIVB World League in 2008 as well as in 2009 and a bronze medal in the 2010 FIVB Men's World Championship.
His younger brother Uroš is also a volleyball player.

 

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was an inventor, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for developing the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system. His many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were based on the theories of electromagnetic technology discovered by Michael Faraday. Tesla's patents and theoretical work also formed the basis of wireless communication and the radio.

Because of his 1894 demonstration of short range wireless communication through radio and as the eventual victor in the "War of Currents", he was widely respected as one of the greatest electrical engineers who worked in America. He pioneered modern electrical engineering and many of his discoveries were of groundbreaking importance. In the United States during this time, Tesla's fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture. Tesla demonstrated wireless energy transfer to power electronic devices in 1891, and aspired to intercontinental wireless transmission of industrial power in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project.


Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin

Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, was a Serbian-American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of greatly extending the range of long-distance telephone communication by placing loading coils (of wire) at predetermined intervals along the transmitting wire (known as "pupinization"). Pupin was a one founding member of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) on March 3, 1915, which later became NASA.


Marko Jarić

Marko Jarić is a Serbian professional basketball player. He is married to Brazilian model Adriana Lima.Jarić is the only player ever to win back-to-back Italian Championships on two different teams. He won it in 2000 with Fortitudo Bologna and in 2001 with Virtus Bologna.As a junior national team player, Jarić won the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. As a member of the senior FR Yugoslavia national basketball team, Jarić won gold medals at both the EuroBasket 2001 and the 2002 FIBA World Championship.


Alisa Marić

Alisa Marić is a Serbian chess player, who holds the FIDE titles of Woman Grandmaster and International Master. She is living in Belgrade, capital of Serbia . She has dual citizenship, Serbian and American. Her best Elo rating was 2489 points.


Milla Jovovich

Milla Jovovich, born Milica Jovović, is an American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. Over her career, she has appeared in a number of science fiction and action-themed films.


Janko Tipsarević

Janko Tipsarević is a Serbian tennis player. His career-high ranking is No. 8, achieved on 2nd April 2012. He is the 117th player in history to crack the top 10. In his career, he has won two ATP tour championships, two Futures and nine tournaments in the ATP Challenger Series. Tipsarevic has also won the 2001 Australian Open Junior title.