Famous belgraders

Ana Ivanović born November 6, 1987, in Belgrade, Serbia, then Yugoslavia is a former World No.1 Serbian tennis player.
As of October 26, 2009, she is ranked World No. 22 by the Women's Tennis Association. She won the 2008 French Open
and was the runner-up in singles at the 2007 French Open and the 2008 Australian Open.

Jelena Janković is a former World No. 1 Serbian professional
tennis player. Janković learned her first tennis skills in Tennis
Club 'Red Star'. As a nine-and-a-half year old she was
introduced to tennis by her elder brother and fitness coach
Marko. She was later trained at the Tennis Academy of Nick
Bollettieri. As a junior she won the 2001 Australian Open.
In 2001, she started to play on the WTA Tour; she reached
the second round at her first tournament at the Indian Wells
Masters. In October 2003, Janković entered the top 100 at
No. 90 for the first time after winning her first ITF title in
Dubai. Three months later, Janković garnered her first top 10
win against Elena Dementieva 6–1, 6–4 in the first round of
the 2004 Australian Open.

In May, Janković won her first WTA title,
a Tier V event, in Budapest, defeating Martina
Suchá in the final 7–6, 6–3. Following her win
in Budapest, she reached No. 51 in the world.
Elsewhere in her 2004 season, she defeated top
20 players Nadia Petrova (twice), Vera
Zvonareva,Patty Schnyder and Paola Suárez.

Janković finished 2004 ranked No. 28 in the world. She was ranked World No. 1 for seventeen consecutive weeks until she was overtaken by Serena
Williams on February 2, 2009. She was the year-end World No. 1 in 2008, the first player in the history of the WTA tour to do this without winning a
Grand Slam title. As of August 3, 2009, she is ranked World No. 5. Janković has reached the singles final of the US Open and the singles semifinals
of the Australian Open and the French Open.
In 2007, she became the first Serbian player to win a Grand Slam Title when she won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title with British partner Jamie Murray

Novak Djoković is a Serbian professional tennis player, who is currently ranked No. 3 in the world.
He won his first Grand Slam singles title at the 2008 Australian Open. After beating World No. 1
and defending champion Roger Federer in the semi-finals, Djokovic defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
in the final, becoming the first player representing Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title and
the youngest player in the open era to have reached the semifinals of all four Grand Slam events.
He was the runner-up at the 2007 US Open and won the bronze medal in singles representing Serbia
at the 2008 Olympic Games. He won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008 and has won five Masters
Series tournaments.

Marko Pantelić, born 15 September 1978 in Belgrade is a Serbian footballer currently playing for Dutch side Ajax.
As Marko was coming up through the Red Star Belgrade youth system, his father got a job in Thessaloniki and took
the family to Greece. Marko was still only 14 years old when he signed a professional contract with Iraklis FC, where
he spent two and a half years. At 17, he accepted an offer in France to play for Paris Saint-Germain and soon found
himself training and playing alongside stars like Raí, Marco Simone and Leonardo. Finding playing time at PSG in
short supply he moved on to FC Lausanne-Sport for a season – scoring 14 goals in 21 Swiss league matches. Next
stop was an unsuccessful spell in Spain at Celta de Vigo. During this time, he was sent out on loan to SK Sturm Graz
in Austria.

In the summer of 2002, Pantelić returned home to Serbia, unsuccessfully attempting to negotiate a transfer to
Red Star Belgrade, and eventually signing with FK Sartid via FK Obilić. Barely 24 years of age, he was essentially
starting over as many were quick to write him off as yet another prospect whose career was derailed by going
abroad too soon. After settling in, he quickly established himself as the team's leader, spearheading them to
the Yugoslav Cup title in 2003. Glowing performances in Smederevo didn't go unnoticed by Red Star, and in
January 2004, Pantelić became their biggest mid-season signing.

After securing a loan move to Hertha for €250,000 on 31 August 2005, the last day of the transfer window, he went
on to score 11 goals in 28 league matches during the 2005–06 Bundesliga season. In April 2006, he permanently
moved to Hertha for an additional €1.5 million fee and soon established himself as one of the most formidable
strikers in the Hertha squad. Right after getting signed permanently, he responded with an even better season
with 14 goals from 32 matches in 2006–07 Bundesliga. Next season, 2007–08, brought more steady play with 13
goals from 28 league matches. On 17 March 2009, Pantelić denied that he had held talks with any other clubs and
coupled with his refusal to sign a new contract with the club, he became a free agent during the summer 2009.

On 1 September 2009, after completing several medical tests, Pantelic signed a one year contract with Dutch side
AFC Ajax, and was given the number 9 shirt.

Ivo Andrić Writer and diplomat. The best-known works on the River Drina Bridge, Devil's Yard, Travnik Chronicle. As diplomats
stationed in Bucharest, Trieste, Graz,Marseilles, Paris, Madrid, culminating in a diplomatic career was as
ambassador of the Kingdom To Berlin, which was placed in 1939. year. The day after the German attack on
Yugoslavia left Berlin. German occupation conducted withdrawn in a rented room in Belgrade writing his most
famous novels. His works have been translated into over 40 languages. He was awarded the Great Commander of
the Order of the renewed Poland and the Grand Officer of the Order of the French Legion of Honor. He won the Nobel
Prize for Literature 1961st year.

Marija Šerifović is a singer. She won the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song Molitva. Šerifović
was born in Kragujevac, Socialist Republic of Serbia, Yugoslavia and is the daughter of Verica Šerifović,
also a notable singer. She was also one of the judges on Eurosong to choose the Irish entry for Eurovision
Song Contest 2008 and sung Molitva to close the show. She was also a member of the International Jury in
Melodifestivalen 2009, the selection for the Swedish entry to Eurovision Song Contest 2009.

Emir Kusturica

Born: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Yugoslavia, 1955

Began his career in TV and made an auspicious feature debut with Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981), a coming-of-age story set in Sarajevo in the early 1960s. Dolly Bell won the Golden Lion for best first film at the Venice Festival and was followed by When Father Was Away on Business (1985), also scripted by Muslim poet Abdulah Sidran. An absorbing portrait of provincial life and politics in 1950s Yugoslavia, partially seen through the eyes of a six-year-old child, Father confirmed Kusturica as an international director of note. It won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, five Golden Arena awards (the Yugoslavian Oscars) and an Academy Award nomination as best foreign film. Kusturica’s third feature, Time of the Gypsies (1989), was inspired by a newspaper article about the inter-European trade in young gypsy chidren. It employs an elliptical, fantastic style influenced by Latin American “magic realism” and features nonprofessional, gypsy actors delivering most of their dialogue in Romanian (a language the director barely understands). Gypsies brought further critical acclaim for Kusturica, earning him the best director award at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival; he was awarded the Roberto Rossellini prize for lifetime achievement in film the same year. Kusturica has also taught film directing at Columbia University since 1988.