Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Who can stop the surging Serbs?

This question opens Abe Kuijl's article on Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic have sent sisters Williams, Susan Polgar's favorites, home and Novak Djokovic eliminated Spaniard David Ferrer, all three to reach semifinals at the Australian Open.

Associated Press: ""Serbs Rule in Australia" and "No One Can Stop Us Down Under" read the headlines on Wednesday, after many Serbs stayed up through the night to watch the three players' matches from Melbourne on television...There was no morning rush hour in Belgrade because many people were late to work after watching the overnight matches. State TV news opened with the players' victories..."

Times Online searching for hair in the egg: "Certain rules of journalistic etiquette are being flaunted at the Australian Open because of the ongoing merry march of the Serbian new wave that has brought smiles as well as style to top flight tennis."

Ana Ivanovic interview
Novak Djokovic interview

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