By: Milen Vesovic
Belgrade, Feb.04,2010 (Serbia Today) - The tennis competition between Serbia and Russia will be held on February 6 and 7, 2010 at the Belgrade Arena in Belgrade. On the agenda of the first day are two matches by two singles and one double match. If Serbian team wins, they will meet in the next round the winner between the United States and France, and in that case Serbia would once again be the host regardless of the opponent.
The Serbian women's tennis team coach Dejan Vranjes said that all players who will be performing against the Russians are in good shape before this very difficult clash. Serbian coach said he suspected that Russian coach placed on the list at the last moment Svetlana Kuznetsova (4th tennis player in the world).
The Russians have announced the participation of Alice Klejbanova (31 on the WTA list), Anastasia Pavljuchenko (39), Vera Dushevina (40) and Ekaterina Makarova (59).
Dejan Vranes selected the participants for the next team: Jelena Jankovic (8th on the WTA list), Ana Ivanovic (21), Bojana Jovanovski (143) and Ana Jovanovic (241). A young Serbian tennis hope 16 year old Alexandra Krunic (333) will be preparing with the team.
Former first-time world and Roland Garros winner, Ana Ivanovic told Serbian media that it is a great pleasure to play before the home audience and hopes that the Belgrade Arena will be full.
Performance of the best Serbian tennis player is in doubt. Jelena Jankovic is currently in Florida on rehabilitation of injuries she received in this year's first Grand Slam tournament in Melbourne and is the only one from the Serbian team, who didn’t participate in training before the big match.