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First the country split apart. Then came the bombs. But out of the rubble emerged three top players who've made Serbians embrace tennis like never before.

Updated: August 21, 2007, 11:33 AM ET
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

Jelena Jankovic has a large 2 on the back of her red "I love Madrid" T-shirt, and mixed feelings about it. The shirt is a WTA Tour-issued prop for a press conference in Jankovic's honor at the Acura Classic in San Diego, and the digit means she's the second player (behind No. 1 Justine Henin) to qualify for November's season-ending WTA Tour championships in Spain. But if there's one thing Jankovic shares with her Serbian countrymen, it's pride; being second best doesn't sit well. "As a nation, ...

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