Serbian tennis stars get diplomatic passports

BELGRADE -- Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić delivered diplomatic passports to Serbia's national tennis teams on Monday, ahead of the start of the Serbia Open ATP.
The diplomatic passports were delivered to Novak Đoković, Viktor Troicki, Janko Tipsarević, Nenad Zimonjić, Ana Jovanović and Bojana Jovanovski, while Jelena Janković and Ana Ivanović did not attend the ceremony due to other obligations.
“It is a great honor and pleasure for me to promote the diplomatic service in this way and to deliver passports to individuals who gave a great contribution to Serbian tennis,” Jeremić said during the ceremony staged at the Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade.

Recalling that the country experienced a very difficult period and that its bad image and reputation, as well as prejudices against Serbia, are still present in certain parts of the world, Jeremić pointed out that Serbian tennis players managed to change this to a considerable extent.