Serbian tennis aces appointed national ambassadors for UNICEF
The inauguration ceremonies for Ms. Jankovic and Ms. Ivanovic will take place in the Belgrade in the coming weeks, UNICEF said in a press release issued on Monday.
As national ambassadors, Ms. Jankovic will take a special interest in adolescents and young people and the promotion of their rights, while Ms. Ivanovic will focus on the fields of education and child protection.
Ranked three in the world, Ms. Jankovic has won four titles this year and reached the semi-finals of the French Open and the quarter-finals of the US Open. Ms. Ivanovic, who is ranked sixth, has won two titles and reached the final of the French Open and the semi-finals at Wimbledon.
The tennis stars join the retired basketball player Aleksandar “Sasha” Djordjevic and the film director Emir Kusturica as UNICEF national ambassadors in Serbia.