Heroine of Roland Garros, daughter of an NBA legend and partner of a LaLiga star


A Grand Slam forges legends, heroes and villains. Roland Garros is also a land of opportunities for tennis players who don’t usually monopolize the spotlight on a professional circuit engulfed by big stars.

In a scene of passions, exploits take place in important stadiums and in more remote adjacent fields. Being 2-6 down in a best-of-ten supertibreak to decide the match means being on the brink of defeat.

To rise from that situation, to win 10-8, with a partial score of 8-2, means glory. Furthermore, if on the 23rd you are ranked 125th in the world, you are playing only your fifth Grand Slam, to which you gained access by going through three matches of the qualifying round.

Olga Danilovic He rolled on the ground of Paris and wept. A lot. It was the return, but also the satisfaction of reaching their first round of 16 in a ‘big’ tournament.

This meant a lot to the Serbian, as he was a child marked as a replacement Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic in a country that also worships its idol Novak Djokovic. Left-footed, 1.83 meters tall, injuries and the vicissitudes of a complex sport did not bring Danilovic to the altar of the best. He topped the 100, but did not advance to 93rd place. He has a title, Moscow 2018, which raised more expectations that have yet to be met.

Time will tell how far it goes. Olga Danilovic. The surname carries weight in the world of Balkan sports and especially in basketball. He is the son of a basketball legend, Pedrag ‘Sasha’ Danilovic. He competed at the highest level between 1988 and 2000, until a knee injury precipitated his retirement.

He went through Partizan and Virtus Bologna before trying the NBA, with the Miami Heat and Dallas Maverick. He returned to Europe and to Virtus to close. At the national team level, one Olympic silver and four continental titles.

Olga’s maternal grandfather, Miodrag Bozovicwas a central defender for the OFK Belgrade football team in the 1960s. Svetlana, He took his first steps in basketball, but ended up becoming a television presenter of sporting events.

Danilovic soon had an affair with Spain. First through the representation of Enrique Molinawhen he shared with the Corretja brothers, Alex and Ivan. These are the times when the tennis player stays in Madrid, establishing a relationship with the coach. Pepo Clavetwho continued to be his mentor in tennis.

Lately, their Spanish bond has strengthened. He lives in Madrid. Trained with Salva Navarro or Roberto Ortegawas in Paris with Alejandro Garcia Cenzano. And his romantic partner is well known because he is part of the list of LaLiga numbers, he is the Slovenian goalkeeper of Atlético de Madrid Jan Oblakwho experienced the success of the tennis player in the French capital.

Danilovic will try to keep his dream alive against the Czech Marketa Vondrousovafifth seed and current Wimbledon champion.

Source: La Verdad


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