This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Serbian. (April 2010) Click [show] for important translation instructions.
View a machine-translated version of the Serbian article.
Google's machine translation is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.
Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article.
Serbia was hosted the EuroBasket 2005. FIBA considers Serbia national basketball team the direct descendant of the famous Yugoslavia national basketball team. KK Partizan was the European champion in 1992, when they won the European title, although playing all but one of the games (crucial quarter-final game vs. Knorr on foreign grounds: FIBA decided not to allow teams from Former Yugoslavia play their home games at their home venues, because of open hostilities in the region. KK Partizan was not allowed to defend the title in the 1992–1993 season, however, because of UN sanctions against Yugoslavia. Players from Serbia made a deep footprint in the history of basketball, having huge successes, both in the top leagues of Europe and in the NBA. Serbia is one of the traditional powerhouses of world basketball, winning various FIBA World Championships, multiple Eurobaskets and Olympic medals (albeit as FR Yugoslavia). Darko Milicic became an NBA champion in 2004 with the Pistons, while Predrag Stojakovic did the same in 2011 with the Mavericks and Ognjen Kuzmic won the ring in 2015 with the Warriors. Serbia's Women Basketball Team won the European title in 2015 thus qualifying for their first Olympics in 2016.
Novak Djokovic, currently the top ranked male in tennis (as of 2 November 2015)
Serbian tennis players Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Janković, Viktor Troicki, Nenad Zimonjić and Janko Tipsarević have been very successful and led to a popularisation of tennis in Serbia. As of 2015, Novak Djokovic has won 10 Grand Slam titles and Ana Ivanovic has won one, whilst Jelena Janković has reached one Grand Slam final and have one mix-doubles grand-slam. All three have also been ranked World No. 1 at certain stages in their sports careers. In recent times however, the dominance of the Serbian women has diminished, whilst Novak Djokovic continues to dominate in the men's sport. In 2010, Serbia became the 13th nation to win the Davis Cup after completing a 3-2 victory over France in Belgrade.
Rugby league was introduced into Serbia in 1953, by then secretary of the Yugoslavian Sport Association, Dragan Maršićević. The first rugby league match in Serbia was held in Belgrade on November 26, 1953, between French students and Selection Provence.