Trio of Serbian stars leading the charge

It's a country that has endured more than a decade of war and economic turmoil. But suddenly, Serbia is germinating some of the best tennis players in the world.

Updated: June 7, 2007, 10:45 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- Every so often, the Tectonic plates of tennis shift and grind against each other and a new nation surges up like a raw young mountain range.

Sweden did it in the '80s, Croatia in the late '90s, Russia and Belgium after Y2K. Most of the time it just takes one charismatic player to lead the way. Serbia is the latest mouse to roar, with as many top-10 players on the men's and women's tours combined as the United States.

No. 6 Novak Djokovic is viewed as one of the ...

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