Jelena Jankovic comes out of retirement to play mixed doubles with Novak Djokovic

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Jelena Jankovic comes out of retirement to play mixed doubles with Novak Djokovic

Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has announced that former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic will feature at the Adria Tour as they will team up to play mixed doubles on the opening day of the event. The Adria Tour will kick off on June 12 in Belgrade and Djokovic has revealed that on the opening day he and Jankovic will clash against former doubles world No.

1 Nenad Zimonjic and rising Serbian star Olga Danilovic. Jankovic, the 2008 US Open runner-up, retired from professional tennis in 2017 and now she is looking forward to returning to the court and being a part of Djokovic's project.

"I am glad that, at Novak's invitation, I will join this wonderful tennis event that our Belgrade deserved. It is about Novak's great idea, which he put into action to the joy of the tennis audience," Jankovic said, as revealed on Sport Klub.

"As for our doubles, the exhibition match that we will play on June 12, I think the audience will enjoy it! I really can't wait to play together, it will be a spectacle. I am happy that we are playing in front of the home crowd in our Belgrade.

I haven't been out on the court since September 2017. See you soon!"

Novak Djokovic happy to have Jankovic on board

"It is with great pleasure that I can announce the arrival of Jelena Jankovic, who is returning to tennis in this way after a long time.

I am very glad to see her on the "Adria Tour" and that we will be part of the tournament together. The opening ceremony is on Friday, then we will play a mixed doubles match, most likely at 4 p.m. Jelena and I would be on one side of the net, and on the other side Nenad and Olga.

Then follows the music program, and other interesting things that we are preparing. There will be a lot of fun, a nice and pleasant atmosphere, so I invite everyone to come on that first day, which will be exceptional," Djokovic said.

Novak Djokovic was planning for quite some time to organize a Tour around Balkan and now his wish is set to become a reality as the Tour is set to make a stop on four Balkan countries.