While my photographer Jimmie48 is at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart (follow him on Twitter for live updates), I am at the Fed Cup in my city, Novi Sad, supporting Serbian team fighting Paraguay in the World Group II Play-Offs.
There are no threats for Serbia in this Fed Cup tie, since the highest ranked player from Paraguay is No.166 Veronica Cepede Royg, who straightforwardly lost the first match on Saturday to Serbian world No.77 Aleksandra Krunic, 6-1 6-3.
The second match of the day was even more contrasting, as world No.6 Ana Ivanovic faced 225th-ranked Montserrat Gonzalez and dominated 6-2 6-0.
Tomorrow we’ll have reverse singles, while team captain Tatjana Jecmenica decided to leave Jelena Jankovic for doubles alongside youngster Ivana Jorovic. I don’t want to jinx, but it’s pretty evident that Serbia will make the World Group II.
In a relaxed atmosphere after the matches, two lucky fans from the stands received signed racquets of former world No.1s Ivanovic and Jankovic.