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Location  Europe
Capital  Belgrade
Area  77,474 sq km
Population  7,078,110
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  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia crushed Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 for record seventh Australian Open title and 15th major in Melbourne on 27 January 2019.
  • Novak Djokovic won the men's singles at the 2013 Australian Open tennis after his 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 victory over Andy Murray in the final. The Serbian became the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the professional era.[1]

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  • Novak Djokovic won the 2012 Australian Open men's singles tennis Grand Slam on 29 January 2012 with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 victory over Rafael Nadal of Spain.
  • Serbia won gold at the 2012 Men's European Water Polo Championship on 29 January 2012 defeating Montenegro 9-8 in the stunning final.

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  • Serbia and Cyprus hold their first intergovernmental meeting, making one more step in enhancing their bilateral relations, on 30 January 2013. The meeting was held in Belgrade under the presidency of the Cypriot President Demetris Christofias and Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic. The two countries also signed two bilateral agreements, namely an Agreement in the field of Maritime Transport and a Readmission Protocol.
  • Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open 2011 and with that claimed his second Grand Slam singles title. Djokovic beat Andy Murray of Scotland in the final in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 and 6-3.[2]

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  • Serbian Novak Djokovic won his sixth Australian Open Grand Slam tennis singles title beating Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 in Melbourne on 31 January 2016.[3]


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  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his fifth Australian Open tennis title beating Scot Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0 in the final on 1 February 2015.[4]

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  • Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year on 18 February 2019.

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  • On March 26, 2011 Serbia along with Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia signed a historic declaration to launch a cross-border nature reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, known as 'Europe’s Amazon'.

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  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia was named as the 2015 Laureus Sportsman of the Year for his outstanding forms in the tennis court.

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  • Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the second year in a row on 18 April 2016.[5]

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  • The prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo reached a tentative deal on 19 April 2013 to normalize relations between the Balkan neighbors and end years of acrimony and put them both on a solid path to European Union membership.[6]
  • The American Association for Vascular Surgery named Serbia's Dragan Milic the 2010 best young vascular surgeon outside of the United States - revealed on 19 April 2011. This is the first time a Serbian doctor has received this honor.[7]

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  • The World Bank on 9 May 2016 approved a grant totaling US$8.73 million for the West Balkans Drina River Basin Management Project for Serbia (US$2.63 million), Bosnia and Herzegovina (US$3.37 million), and Montenegro (US$2.72 million). The project aims to ensure a rational and equitable management of the Drina River basin supporting the significant socio-economic development opportunities offered by its abundant natural resources, while at the same time protecting the environment.[8]

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  • Serbian and Hungarian railway officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 10 May 2013 for a Serbian-Hungarian railway project worth EUR 1.5bn aimed at modernizing the line running from Belgrade to Budapest.

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  • Ratko Mladić, former Serbian military chief, was arrested on 26 May 2011 in Lazarevo, Serbia for the massacre of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslim boys and men in Europe's largest massacre of civilians since the Second World War. Mr. Mladić was indicted by United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. His arrest opened the doors for Serbia to European Union membership.[9]

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  • Serbian tennis sensation Novak Djokovic beat Britain's Andy Murray to win his first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam on 5 June 2016.[10]

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  • Téa Obreht, a Serbian-American novelist, became the youngest author to win the Orange Prize for Fiction, one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary prizes, for her debut novel The Tiger's Wife on 8 June 2011.[11]

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  • Serbian duo Dalma Ruzicic Benedek and Milica Starovic won gold in Canoe Sprint in the Women's Kayak Double (K2) 500m category at the 2015 European Games.[12]

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  • Archaeologists in Serbia, on 20 June 2012, revealed they have discovered a rare mammoth field containing the remains of at least five of the giant beasts that lived tens of thousands of years ago. The discovery was made at Kostolac coal mine, east of the Serbian capital of Belgrade, is the first of its kind in the region and could offer important insights into how the ice age affected the area now known as the Balkans.[13]

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  • Novak Djokovic, a Serbian professional tennis player, won the 2011 Wimbledon Championships men's title on 3 July 2011. Djokovic won the final against Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in two hours 28 minutes.[14]

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  • Serbian Novak Djokovic won the 2014 Wimbledon men's singles tennis title beating Roger Federer 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4 in a thrilling final.[15]

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  • Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic beat Swiss legend Roger Federer on 12 July 2015 in four sets 7-6 (7-1) 6-7 (10-12) 6-4 6-3 to claim his third Wimbledon title and the ninth Grand Slam trophy of his career.[16]

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  • Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in Wimbledon epic to win his fifth Wimbledon singles crown on 14 July 2019.

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  • Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic won the 2018 Wimbledon grand slam tennis title beating Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-2, 6-2, 7-6(3) in the final.[17]

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  • Serbian Milica Mandic won the Taekwondo gold medal in the women's heavyweight division at the London Olympic Games, beating Anne-Caroline Graffe of France in the final on 11 August 2012.[18]

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  • Davor Stefanek of Serbia won Men's Greco-Roman 66 kg Wrestling gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

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  • Serbia won Men's Water Polo gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

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  • Serbia and Kosovo on 25 August 2015 signed a series of agreements, on energy, telecoms, establishment of the Association/Community of Serb majority municipalities as well as the Freedom of Movement/Mitrovica Bridge, in a major step towards normalizing ties.

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  • Serbia and Canada on 1 September 2014 signed a foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (FIPA). This new agreement between the two countries will help ensure the business environment is more secure for Canadian companies looking for opportunities in Serbia.[19]

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  • Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic won his 14th Grand Slam title, and third US Open crown, with a 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 victory over Juan Martin del Potro on 9 September 2018.[20]

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  • Olga Danilovic of Serbia and Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine won the 2017 US Open Girls' Doubles tennis title defeating Lea Boskovic and Wang Xiyu 6–1, 7–5 in the final.[21]

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  • Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic won his maiden US Open Grand Slam title, toppling defending champion Rafael Nadal from Spain 6-2 6-4 6-7(3) 6-1 in 4 hours and 10 minutes on September 12, 2011.

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  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his second US Open championship and his 10th career Grand Slam tennis title with a four-set victory over 17-time major winner Roger Federer on 13 September 2015.[22]

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  • The prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo met for the first time at talks brokered by the European Union on 19 October 2012. Serbia, which lost control of Kosovo after a war in 1999, is yet to accept its independence.[23]

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  • Serbia took seventh spot at the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015 list, as announced on 21 October 2014.

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  • Ksenija Bunjak of Serbia was awarded the 2013 Green Talents Award in Berlin for her works with the Serbian Village Atlas project, identifying the characteristics of Serbian villages to help develop sustainable solutions to architecture and infrastructure in rural areas.

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  • Serbia won the 2010 Davis Cup, an international team event in men's tennis, on 5 December 2010. Serbia won the final over France, 3-2.[24]

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