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rhz
Sep 14th, 2004, 01:32 AM
She's from Yugoslavia, or they called it Serbia and Montenegro nowadays, but she looked Asian to me,

does anyone know???

clonesheep
Sep 14th, 2004, 02:36 AM
She is not Asian. A lot of people from Yugoslavia look just like that. Weird Al Yankovich looks like that, too. (He is of Yugoslavian heritage.)

The one European player who has a little bit Asian blood is Myskina. One of her grandmothers is Asian or partly Asian. (Note, however, that "Asians" in Russia do not mean *East Asians* like Chinese, Korean, or Japanese. Instead they are most likely the Central Asian nomad like Khazaks, or one of the Siberian tribes, Mongolians, Eskimos, etc.)

Rocketta
Sep 14th, 2004, 02:38 AM
yeah she really looks part Asian but I was shocked to find out she isn't.

clonesheep
Sep 14th, 2004, 03:15 AM
OK. I have to concede that I am not 100% sure. I haven't met the Jankovic families. But what I can say is that a lot of people from Russia and Eastern Europe I have met have this "Asian" look yet they would tell you that they do not have an Asian in their family.

Rocketta
Sep 14th, 2004, 03:22 AM
OK. I have to concede that I am not 100% sure. I haven't met the Jankovic families. But what I can say is that a lot of people from Russia and Eastern Europe I have met have this "Asian" look yet they would tell you that they do not have an Asian in their family.Yes but aren't there many 'Eskimos' in Syberia? :confused: They probably are just selling you wolf tickets...:o

rhz
Sep 14th, 2004, 03:24 AM
Jankovic and Zheng look a lot like each other, don't u think?

rada
Sep 14th, 2004, 04:18 AM
she is 100% serbian but i must say she does look a bit asian

JLDementieva
Sep 14th, 2004, 05:17 AM
I don't think she looks that Asian...

Fantastic
Sep 14th, 2004, 04:22 PM
It's her eyes - she has Mongolian eye folds. It's more prevelant in the Chinese, Indigenous "Indians," Eskimoes, Siberians and the Mongol people of Northern Asia. Combine that with the fact that she has black hair and she does look a little bit Asian.

CooCooCachoo
Sep 14th, 2004, 04:40 PM
I thought she was Asian too, at first :o

Joana
Sep 14th, 2004, 04:58 PM
OK. I have to concede that I am not 100% sure. I haven't met the Jankovic families. But what I can say is that a lot of people from Russia and Eastern Europe I have met have this "Asian" look yet they would tell you that they do not have an Asian in their family.
Well, I live in Eastern Europe and I have met really, really few people who look Asian. :shrug:
Jankovic does look a bit Asian, but she is not related to Asia in any way.

ex hopman
Sep 14th, 2004, 05:05 PM
Hungarian, Turkish, Finnish, Japanese are connected through Mongolian...
We have some similar words... similar physical characters...

Some Russian (former Soviet Unions) are also the same.
I am 1/8 Russian...
And in Siberia, there are many "native" people who look like Eskimo/Native Americans, or Japanese called "Ainu", they all look like Asians... Some South Americans natives too.

©@®eLess
Sep 14th, 2004, 05:26 PM
she's not asian, it just happens she has a bit strange position if eyes, but asians don't have long thick noses like she does, she has a very strange eyes, nose which is going a bit on the left side and it looks very long, but not an asian, maybe some serbian "country" blood :)

boggs570
Sep 14th, 2004, 05:51 PM
I think she has the same blood as all of us. I didn't know tha Asians had a different type of blood from anyone else.

©@®eLess
Sep 14th, 2004, 06:25 PM
I think she has the same blood as all of us. I didn't know tha Asians had a different type of blood from anyone else.

i quess you didn't read carefuly the post above, try reading again. I said she has something peasant abou her, if i have to tell you that so simple!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got it now?!

flyingmachine
Sep 14th, 2004, 08:43 PM
She's from Yugoslavia, or they called it Serbia and Montenegro nowadays, but she looked Asian to me,

does anyone know???
Any pictures of her. ;)

Joana
Sep 14th, 2004, 08:53 PM
Any pictures of her. ;)
http://www.wtatour.com/global/photos/150x200/100153.jpg

flyingmachine
Sep 14th, 2004, 08:57 PM
She does have a feature or two but not sure if she has Asian in her or not.

vutt
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:01 PM
I'm not sure about that Asian thing, but to me it looks she must have little bit reptilian blood in her. :angel:

Dava
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:03 PM
In person she doesnt look too Asian but on tv she does for some funny reason.

Bleach
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:04 PM
No, she's just ugly.

jrm
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:05 PM
I must admit when i saw her for the first time i thought she was from Kazahkstan, Uzbekistan ... she remainds of Natasha Zvereva!

Joana
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:05 PM
In person she doesnt look too Asian but on tv she does for some funny reason.
I agree with that, and she looks much better in person as well.

faste5683
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:11 PM
Hungarian, Turkish, Finnish, Japanese are connected through Mongolian...
We have some similar words... similar physical characters...

Some Russian (former Soviet Unions) are also the same.
I am 1/8 Russian...
And in Siberia, there are many "native" people who look like Eskimo/Native Americans, or Japanese called "Ainu", they all look like Asians... Some South Americans natives too.

This explains a lot. I find many of the Russian (Eastern European) women exotic; blue or green eyes with the oriental eye structure - like Vera Zonevera or Myskina - striking! Question - is Siberia not a part of the Soviet Union? Or was that before the "wall"?

:wavey:

clonesheep
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:17 PM
This explains a lot. I find many of the Russian (Eastern European) women exotic; blue or green eyes with the oriental eye structure - like Vera Zonevera or Myskina - striking! Question - is Siberia not a part of the Soviet Union? Or was that before the "wall"?

:wavey:

I guess maybe you are confusing Siberia with Serbia? Siberia is always part of Russia (or the former Soviet Union). Serbia is in the Balkans in southeast Europe. It was part of the former Yugoslavia and now part of Serbia-Montenegro after Croatia and Slovenia split from Yugo.

BTW, I think Myskina is one of the sexiest women on the WTA tour.

faste5683
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:26 PM
I guess maybe you are confusing Siberia with Serbia? Siberia is always part of Russia (or the former Soviet Union). Serbia is in the Balkans in southeast Europe. It was part of the former Yugoslavia and now part of Serbia-Montenegro after Croatia and Slovenia split from Yugo.

Yep, that was my problem. Thank you for setting me straight. Can we thank Genghis Kahn for this wonderful mix?

:wavey:

azza
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:27 PM
-_- yes Asian.

Ravsieg
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:38 PM
Actually, I think Myskina has the classic Syberian look. Yes, she's Russian but she must have heritage from the part near Mongolia. That explains a lot why she's about the only black-haired Russian on tour: all the others come from the cities like Moscow, and must have their heritage from there.

As for Jankovic, I don't think she looks Asian that much.. when I go watching Serbian people on the TV many of them look a lot like that. Weirdly enough, Croatians look completely different, even though they were part of Yugoslavia for a long while.

faste, I think the mix comes from what came right after Genghis Khan, not Khan himself :) When his lands at Syberia were dismantled, it was made part of Russia and that allowed the mixes (I think)

faste5683
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:42 PM
faste, I think the mix comes from what came right after Genghis Khan, not Khan himself :) When his lands at Syberia were dismantled, it was made part of Russia and that allowed the mixes (I think)

:haha: I figured Khan got around, but not that much!

:wavey:

Joana
Sep 14th, 2004, 09:58 PM
As for Jankovic, I don't think she looks Asian that much.. when I go watching Serbian people on the TV many of them look a lot like that. Weirdly enough, Croatians look completely different, even though they were part of Yugoslavia for a long while.


I really don't know what you mean. :confused:

Ravsieg
Sep 14th, 2004, 10:05 PM
I can see a looks relation between most Serbians I see on TV with Jankovic too :) But I think Croatians look very different, it's weird. It's just my opinion though, I could be wrong.

Joana
Sep 14th, 2004, 10:08 PM
I can see a looks relation between most Serbians I see on TV with Jankovic too :) But I think Croatians look very different, it's weird. It's just my opinion though, I could be wrong.
Well I think Jelena has a very unique look... I've never seen anyone in Serbia who looks like her.

Yaanei
Sep 14th, 2004, 10:12 PM
My dental hygeniest is Russian. Born and raised, but is of 100% Chinese heritage! She told me that Russians are very diverse, but the govt keeps it a secret. The Monguls like Ghangi Khan and other Chinese have lived on Russian borders for centuries. Hence the mixture of groups of people. THere are also at least 8 generatoins of Africans in Russia as well. Never slaves, just went there for trade and stayed.

Peace

Ravsieg
Sep 14th, 2004, 10:14 PM
Weird :confused: I've always found her alike to other people for Serbian, but you can tell it better than me so I'll check better.

William Hunt
Sep 14th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Well I think Jelena has a very unique look... I've never seen anyone in Serbia who looks like her.
Exactly, she has a very unique look. On some photo's she however looks completely different and not Asian at all, on other photo's she looks like someone with an Asian touch. I think the angle of looking at her and the light on the photo also play a role.

Or maybe she just likes to disguise herselve by transforming her looks :drool: .

William Hunt
Sep 14th, 2004, 10:28 PM
.Question - is Siberia not a part of the Soviet Union?
Siberia is still part of Russia nowadays. One famous player who was born there is Maria Sharapova !

¤CharlDa¤
Sep 14th, 2004, 10:53 PM
I remember reading seomthwere that Jankovic had some Mongolian blood in her.....I just can't be 100% sure, but when i saw that thread it really reminded me of that....

And btw, it is so true that she looks better in person than on court...She has fantastic eyes !

Rocketta
Sep 14th, 2004, 10:58 PM
My dental hygeniest is Russian. Born and raised, but is of 100% Chinese heritage! She told me that Russians are very diverse, but the govt keeps it a secret. The Monguls like Ghangi Khan and other Chinese have lived on Russian borders for centuries. Hence the mixture of groups of people. THere are also at least 8 generatoins of Africans in Russia as well. Never slaves, just went there for trade and stayed.

Peace
wasn't the Russian Mob guy who was behind the olympic scandal, chinese?

WorldWar24
Sep 14th, 2004, 11:27 PM
Is her mother that woman who was at her match versus Sharapova? If she is, Jelena doesn't look like her mother at all. Her mother is blond and has blue eyes, and overall Jelena doesn't look like her, not even a bit. However, she has those beautiful dark blue eyes, so her father cannot be 100% asian, otherwise she would have dark eyes :) He could be 50 or less % asian, though. Does anyone know her father?

PointBlank
Sep 15th, 2004, 01:37 AM
Its amazing to know how many of you are close to the Jankovic family. How do we all know a grandma or grandpa a few years back wasnt Asian. Thats right we all have connections.

PointBlank
Sep 15th, 2004, 01:43 AM
That explains a lot why she's about the only black-haired Russian on tour:
There your wrong. Lina Krasnoroutskaya

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 15th, 2004, 02:55 AM
There your wrong. Lina KrasnoroutskayaLina is naturally blonde ;) she has dyed hair.

VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 15th, 2004, 03:24 AM
Lina is naturally blonde. she has dyed hair.
Was it because there are so many blonde Russian tennis players?

VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 15th, 2004, 03:39 AM
...she looks much better in person as well.
Yes, JJ looks lovely in person.

In addition, she's also a nice and friendly player.

clonesheep
Sep 15th, 2004, 04:25 AM
Lina is naturally blonde ;) she has dyed hair.

Do you have a picture to prove it? I mean a picture of a blonde Lina K?

rada
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:47 AM
i think jankovic looks great ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 15th, 2004, 06:46 PM
Do you have a picture to prove it? I mean a picture of a blonde Lina K?
here u are

GoDominique
Sep 15th, 2004, 06:51 PM
here u are
:awww:

hablo
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:57 PM
No, she's just ugly.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That was just cruel.

hablo
Sep 15th, 2004, 08:01 PM
My dental hygeniest is Russian. Born and raised, but is of 100% Chinese heritage! She told me that Russians are very diverse, but the govt keeps it a secret. The Monguls like Ghangi Khan and other Chinese have lived on Russian borders for centuries. Hence the mixture of groups of people. THere are also at least 8 generatoins of Africans in Russia as well. Never slaves, just went there for trade and stayed.

Peace

Oh. I didn't know about the 8 generations of Africans.

Cool!

VeraNuVirgosFan
Sep 16th, 2004, 04:32 AM
...There are also at least 8 generatoins of Africans in Russia as well...
In which part of Russia do they live? (It's the first time I've heard about this).

vogus
Sep 16th, 2004, 04:46 AM
does anyobdy who posted that Jankovic is not part Asian, actually know for a fact that she doesn't have any Asian in her family roots? I don't get the impression that anyone actually knows, they are all just guessing. I saw Jankovic up close in Charleston, and she looks exactly like a half-Japanese person i know.

rhz
Sep 16th, 2004, 11:51 AM
does anyobdy who posted that Jankovic is not part Asian, actually know for a fact that she doesn't have any Asian in her family roots? I don't get the impression that anyone actually knows, they are all just guessing. I saw Jankovic up close in Charleston, and she looks exactly like a half-Japanese person i know.
My point exactly, when i saw her live at OZ Open this year, i thought she was Jie Zheng dying her hair brown ;)

kabuki
Sep 16th, 2004, 01:10 PM
i quess you didn't read carefuly the post above, try reading again. I said she has something peasant abou her, if i have to tell you that so simple!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got it now?!

I hope you meant "pleasant," not peasant. That is obnoxious.

Joana
Sep 16th, 2004, 01:38 PM
does anyobdy who posted that Jankovic is not part Asian, actually know for a fact that she doesn't have any Asian in her family roots? I don't get the impression that anyone actually knows, they are all just guessing. I saw Jankovic up close in Charleston, and she looks exactly like a half-Japanese person i know.
I don't know for a fact, but the rest of her family don't look Asian at all, and if they were I'm sure there would be story about it in our media, because they loooove the famous people with exotic background.

gmak
Sep 16th, 2004, 02:11 PM
the first time i saw jelena, she really reminded me a lot of Natasha Zvereva and Kveta Hrdlickova! :eek:

Rocketta
Sep 16th, 2004, 04:16 PM
does anyobdy who posted that Jankovic is not part Asian, actually know for a fact that she doesn't have any Asian in her family roots? I don't get the impression that anyone actually knows, they are all just guessing. I saw Jankovic up close in Charleston, and she looks exactly like a half-Japanese person i know.
I thought she was like of Eskimoe descent when I saw her in Charleston. She has very asiatic features to me but what do I know.

Sir Stefwhit
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:17 PM
Im watching her now and I find it hard to believe she doesn't have any Asian grand or great grandparents, or something going on in those genes- guess she just has that kinda look..

thegreendestiny
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:24 PM
:haha:

And this thread has to be resurrected after 8 years. :worship:

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:33 PM
This explains a lot. I find many of the Russian (Eastern European) women exotic; blue or green eyes with the oriental eye structure - like Vera Zonevera or Myskina - striking! Question - is Siberia not a part of the Soviet Union? Or was that before the "wall"?

:wavey:
NO Serbia was never part Soviet Union.
Yes it was part Yugoslavia, sphere of influence for the Soviets.

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:34 PM
For a long time, I too thought she had some Asian heritage.

Just Do It
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:43 PM
Reading this thread gave me a good laugh. People mixing Serbia with Siberia, then thinking it was part of Soviet Union, saying Serbian people generally look Asian and the best, Serbs look much different than Croats :worship:

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:47 PM
Weirdly enough, Croatians look completely different, even though they were part of Yugoslavia for a long while.

That why they divorced... nothing in common.

Even here is the USA, when the 2 people went their separate ways, the NBA players from each clan were also split and friction developed between Croats (Toni Kukoc and others) and Serbians (Vlade Divac)

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:50 PM
Reading this thread gave me a good laugh. People mixing Serbia with Siberia, then thinking it was part of Soviet Union, saying Serbian people generally look Asian and the best, Serbs look much different than Croats :worship:
She does look Asian.
As for the other points, only one poster expressed that sentiment; and s/he quickly did acknowledged s/he was mistaken

Joana
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:01 PM
That why they divorced... nothing in common.

Even here is the USA, when the 2 people went their separate ways, the NBA players from each clan were also split and friction developed between Croats (Toni Kukoc and others) and Serbians (Vlade Divac)

That's so oversimplified that I don't know where to begin with.

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:11 PM
In which part of Russia do they live? (It's the first time I've heard about this).
Most it of is really happens mid 20th century.

Some African-Americans ,African-Brazilians but most of them Africans who settle in Soviet Union via heavy exchange between African countries seeking independence from the west and the Soviet Union supporting them.

But the early Africans came from Ethiopia as diplomats of then Abyssinian Empire.

The total population is estimated at 40,000 to 70,000; the primarily live in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Oryol, Astrakhan, Karjakula, Tashkent.

Although Russian-Africans are in several profession, the prominent ones are in sports, especially football.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Russian

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:14 PM
That's so oversimplified that I don't know where to begin with.
I you are talking about "that is why they divorced", it was not meant to be serious.
I know there are very uneasy past relationships dating from the WWI and WWII


But I maintained there was falling out between Serbian and Croats NBA players during the Balkan wars

Just Do It
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:25 PM
She does look Asian.
As for the other points, only one poster expressed that sentiment; and s/he quickly did acknowledged s/he was mistaken

That all stands but still, some of the things people said were really stupid.

The Kaz
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:32 PM
I you are talking about "that is why they divorced", it was not meant to be serious.
I know there are very uneasy past relationships dating from the WWI and WWII


But I maintained there was falling out between Serbian and Croats NBA players during the Balkan wars

Croatians have never ever been a friendly terms with Serbs :lol:

I should know, I'm half Croatian and my Grandmother has hated Serbs for as long as I can remember :lol:

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:35 PM
That all stands but still, some of the things people said were really stupid.
I can only take responsibility for my posts.

And I thought you were directly responding to my comments

Shaun:::
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:36 PM
dun know why so many people said shes like asian:help:

dsanders06
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:36 PM
I always thought she looked kind of Jewish/Israeli before her nose job :lol: She looked kind of like Shahar Peer.
Other than that, she just has a sort of generic Eurasian look.

Joana
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:41 PM
I you are talking about "that is why they divorced", it was not meant to be serious.
I know there are very uneasy past relationships dating from the WWI and WWII


But I maintained there was falling out between Serbian and Croats NBA players during the Balkan wars

I mainly referred to the claim that Serbs and Croats have nothing in common. They have a lot in common. Almost the same language, joint history, a lot of cultural aspects.
Of course the relationships were extremely uneasy, to put it that way, during the war. But there was war then.
Now, Croatian singers frequently have concerts in Serbia, Serbian actors regularly appear in Croatian TV series. Croatian seaside is again one of the most popular destinations for Serbian tourists. Serbian and Croatian athletes play on the same teams and get along perfectly fine.

Of course, not everything is perfect and there's still some tension, even considerable one on occasions, but Serbs and Croats will never (be able to) see each other as just another neighbour, for better or worse.

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:43 PM
Croatians have never ever been a friendly terms with Serbs :lol:

I should know, I'm half Croatian and my Grandmother has hated Serbs for as long as I can remember :lol:
In the context of the NBA, before the balkan war that led to the break up of Yugoslavia, the 2 groups of players were very close and prominent in the NBA.
There were features done by American TV(NBC) on the friendship among the players during the pre-game and or half time shows.

At the time, the Yugoslavian players was a major presence in the NBA elite, and in the major teams. Kukoc in Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan, Divac with the Lakers of Majic Johnson.

WozLolz
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:45 PM
The resemblance is uncanny. :angel:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/Genghis_Khan.jpg

Genghis blood must've seeped into her, somehow. My dad even calls her "the Mongol girl."

Raiden
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:46 PM
I mainly referred to the claim that Serbs and Croats have nothing in common. They have a lot in common. Almost the same language, joint history, a lot of cultural aspects.
Of course the relationships were extremely uneasy, to put it that way, during the war. But there was war then.
Now, Croatian singers frequently have concerts in Serbia, Serbian actors regularly appear in Croatian TV series. Croatian seaside is again one of the most popular destinations for Serbian tourists. Serbian and Croatian athletes play on the same teams and get along perfectly fine.

Of course, not everything is perfect and there's still some tension, even considerable one on occasions, but Serbs and Croats will never (be able to) see each other as just another neighbour, for better or worse.Agreed.

For example Djokovic and Karlovic get along very well (they're almost bffs)

The enmity between the two countries is more political/religious (not ethnic or personal) that's why I don't believe the poster who claimed that there is physical difference between the two peoples
.

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:47 PM
I mainly referred to the claim that Serbs and Croats have nothing in common.


I made no such claim.

All I know is that there has been an easy, relationship; at times Croats and Serbs suspicious of each other, given the past history.

Joana
Feb 24th, 2012, 02:08 PM
that's why I don't believe the poster who claimed that there is physical difference between the two peoples


Of course there isn't, especially considering that a lot of them come from the same geographic area (namely Herzegovina) and a very high rate of intermarriages throughout history.

Curcubeu
Feb 24th, 2012, 02:30 PM
I for myself can only say that the Balkans are a melting pot of completely and partly even contradicting cultures and people. Looking for a stereotype look for any of the above mentioned peoples simply doesn't make sense. In Romania there are people who are very tanned and dark-haired, nearly with a Mediterranean or Oriental touch, but there are also people with blond or fair hair which would rather meet the Eastern European stereotype, it can even heavily differ within one region.

The reasons are easy to explain. On the one hand there are different religious circles, in Romania alone we have Orthodox (the majority), Catholics, Protestants, Jewish and Islamic. We have a huge Hungarian minority, a German one in the West and the Center, a Turkish one in Constanta region and Gipsies. Of course, most of those ethnic group now insist on their own cultural base, but it's non-sense to state that there haven't been mixes of people from different heritage in the past. It's moreso even a fact that the Dacian (Romanians' descendents) mixed with Roman settlers at first and later with the Slavics from the East.

Just have a look at a linguistic map of Southeastern Europe, most of the countries speak Slavic languages, but Albanian is a Turk language and Romanian a Latin, and in Hungary which also shares a border with Serbia for example (and still has a minority in Vojvodina or Transsylvania) people speak a language from Hun descendent. I love this region for its diversity and flair, there are barely any other places on the world where you can find so much different cultures on such a small space.

Serenaluv
Feb 24th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Every human got some asian and black blood in their system, I mean they were the first groups of ppl back in the oh so very very very super early days of humanity.

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:03 PM
I for myself can only say that the Balkans are a melting pot of completely and partly even contradicting cultures and people. Looking for a stereotype look for any of the above mentioned peoples simply doesn't make sense. In Romania there are people who are very tanned and dark-haired, nearly with a Mediterranean or Oriental touch, but there are also people with blond or fair hair which would rather meet the Eastern European stereotype, it can even heavily differ within one region.

The reasons are easy to explain. On the one hand there are different religious circles, in Romania alone we have Orthodox (the majority), Catholics, Protestants, Jewish and Islamic. We have a huge Hungarian minority, a German one in the West and the Center, a Turkish one in Constanta region and Gipsies. Of course, most of those ethnic group now insist on their own cultural base, but it's non-sense to state that there haven't been mixes of people from different heritage in the past. It's moreso even a fact that the Dacian (Romanians' descendents) mixed with Roman settlers at first and later with the Slavics from the East.

Just have a look at a linguistic map of Southeastern Europe, most of the countries speak Slavic languages, but Albanian is a Turk language and Romanian a Latin, and in Hungary which also shares a border with Serbia for example (and still has a minority in Vojvodina or Transsylvania) people speak a language from Hun descendent. I love this region for its diversity and flair, there are barely any other places on the world where you can find so much different cultures on such a small space.

Very good post and thanks for the info.

BUT, his being the Balkan, this tapestry of cultures and religions are easily threatened by the next war, whether externally or internally.

Didn't Nazi Germany try to invade several of these countries under the justification that ethnic Germans was discriminated against?
And some of the ethnic Germany gladly cooperated?

And more recently, the war that led to Yugoslavia break up, was largely part due ethnic tension between the 3 people that belongs to 3 main religions.


I am just saying, in peace time, it is a wonderful thing to see ll these people living side-by-side; but it is a a very fragile thing to maintain.

SELVEN
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:05 PM
Some Serbia people's ancestors just came from Asia.(Ancient minority of China probably)

Sammo
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:15 PM
I would find her hot if she was part Asian

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Some Serbia people's ancestors just came from Asia.(Ancient minority of China probably)
I thought they came from the Ottoman empire, modern turkey, where they were a "protected" minority, i.e. allowed to keep their christian religion and not forced to convert to Islam

Joana
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:31 PM
I thought they came from the Ottoman empire, modern turkey, where they were a "protected" minority, i.e. allowed to keep their christian religion and not forced to convert to Islam

I am not really sure what you mean. :confused:

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tennisbum79 http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images2007/buttons/lastpost.gif (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=21010426#post21010426)
I thought they came from the Ottoman empire, modern Turkey, where they were a "protected" minority, i.e. allowed to keep their christian religion and not forced to convert to Islam

I am not really sure what you mean. :confused:

Where is the confusion?

Joana
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:42 PM
Who came from the Ottoman empire?

rhz
Feb 24th, 2012, 03:51 PM
wow i created this thread in 2004, so many grammar mistakes. very embarassing :)
and JJ is my favorite today :)

fANAtic
Feb 24th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Thanks, I had a nice laugh reading this thread. Certain people don't know even their own history, so why would they know ours?
JJ has Montenegrin ancestry, which means no outside influences and genes. She does look very strange though. Maybe a mild Down's syndrome, that would explain a lot?

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 04:18 PM
Who came from the Ottoman empire?
The Serbs. I thought it was clear.

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 04:19 PM
Thanks, I had a nice laugh reading this thread. Certain people don't know even their own history, so why would they know ours?
JJ has Montenegrin ancestry, which means no outside influences and genes. She does look very strange though. Maybe a mild Down's syndrome, that would explain a lot?
I followed you until I reached Down's syndrome part

Apoleb
Feb 24th, 2012, 04:20 PM
I feel like this thread is an insult to Asian people. :o

Joana
Feb 24th, 2012, 04:36 PM
The Serbs. I thought it was clear.

Well, they did not come from the Ottoman Empire. That's why I was confused.

Slavs started migrating into the Balkan peninsula in the 6th century AD from the areas (presumably) in today's Ukraine and Poland. Among them were the peoples that would later go on to become Serbs and Croats.

Ottoman Turks appeared in the Balkans much later, in the 14th century.

fANAtic
Feb 24th, 2012, 04:38 PM
The Serbs. I thought it was clear.

Just wow. Did you learn that in school? From where in the Ottoman empire did we come? I want to know my roots.

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 04:58 PM
Just wow. Did you learn that in school? From where in the Ottoman empire did we come? I want to know my roots.
Boiki

TuxedoSlam
Feb 24th, 2012, 05:01 PM
It is well documented that one of Jelena's ancestors is an oddly shaped fruit bowl

fANAtic
Feb 24th, 2012, 05:10 PM
Boiki

Boiki? Is that in Honolulu like Waikiki? Or do you mean Bojka which is in Germany and Czech Rep. today? Anyway, that's very, very far from Ottoman empire. Better just admit you were talking out of your ass before you embarrass yourself any further.

dusan993
Feb 24th, 2012, 06:14 PM
She's from Yugoslavia, or they called it Serbia and Montenegro nowadays, but she looked Asian to me,

does anyone know???

Yugoslavia??? Serbia and Montenegro? :facepalm:

Tennis Fool
Feb 24th, 2012, 06:59 PM
To me, it's pretty obvious that JJ has some Asian blood in her. Not sure what her father looks like, but it could just be a physicality that resurfaced after many generations, sort of like a black baby that comes out with blue eyes.

Regarding Serbs and Croats, from an outsider perspective, there does seem to be a slight physical difference. Very generally, the Serbs seem to have more oblong heads, sort of like eggplants; Croats have shorter heads, wider at the top, pointier at the bottom, sort of like strawberries.

Just my two cents ;)

A Magicman
Feb 24th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Just have a look at a linguistic map of Southeastern Europe, most of the countries speak Slavic languages, but Albanian is a Turk language and Romanian a Latin, and in Hungary which also shares a border with Serbia for example (and still has a minority in Vojvodina or Transsylvania) people speak a language from Hun descendent. I love this region for its diversity and flair, there are barely any other places on the world where you can find so much different cultures on such a small space.


Albanian is an Indo-European language that stands pretty much for itself and no Turk language. It's still not solved 100%, where the Albanians have their origins, but they're no Turk tribe.

ivanban
Feb 24th, 2012, 07:23 PM
To me, it's pretty obvious that JJ has some Asian blood in her. Not sure what her father looks like, but it could just be a physicality that resurfaced after many generations, sort of like a black baby that comes out with blue eyes.

Regarding Serbs and Croats, from an outsider perspective, there does seem to be a slight physical difference. Very generally, the Serbs seem to have more oblong heads, sort of like eggplants; Croats have shorter heads, wider at the top, pointier at the bottom, sort of like strawberries.

Just my two cents ;)

You sure sound like much more than just a tennis fool :weirdo:

miffedmax
Feb 24th, 2012, 07:26 PM
I believe this picture of JJ's apartment complex about 9 mos before she was born tells the whole terrifying story.

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081218214445/uncyclopedia/images/thumb/f/fa/Rodan01.jpg/320px-Rodan01.jpg

Not a lot of people know how much Jelena's neighborhood in Belgrade resembles a model of Tokyo, even though it's listed that way in all the tour guides.

dsanders06
Feb 24th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Yugoslavia??? Serbia and Montenegro? :facepalm:

Um, that post was written in 2004, so I think you can cut them slack (well, for the Serbia & Montenegro one...maybe not the Yugoslavia one) :lol:

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Boiki? Is that in Honolulu like Waikiki? Or do you mean Bojka which is in Germany and Czech Rep. today? Anyway, that's very, very far from Ottoman empire. Better just admit you were talking out of your ass before you embarrass yourself any further.
No need to resort to insults.

The place is called Boiki, not the ones you suggested.

Sir Stefwhit
Feb 24th, 2012, 07:47 PM
wow i created this thread in 2004, so many grammar mistakes. very embarassing :)
and JJ is my favorite today :)

Funny. I did a google search today on Jelena's heritage and this thread came up- so I resurrected this thread from nowhere-land after 8 years. So many other people have also wondered about her "ethnic" look. So I guess your thread serves purpose.

azdaja
Feb 24th, 2012, 08:01 PM
No need to resort to insults.

The place is called Boiki, not the ones you suggested.
you are still the clueless one about this, sorry. look at joana's last reply for more info.

otherwise this thread is hilarious. albanians are turks, hungarians are huns, serbians are ottomans and they have little in common with croatians :spit:

Mike_T
Feb 24th, 2012, 08:48 PM
She's got some equine blood in her.

JCTennisFan
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:10 PM
A large amount of Slavic people are a mixture of White European, Middle Eastern, and Asian. The mix is obviously different depending on the person but you have to remember that Serbia has been owned by many different empires throughout history which has mixed its' bloodlines.

They were controlled by the Russian Empire, the Turks, and I believe the Austro-Hungarians from time to time. That whole region of the world (the caucasus) is quite a melting pot. Especially the further into eastern Russia you go, the more asian the bloodline usually becomes.

A similar scenario would be how most Black Americans are not truely black.... they usually have some white mixed in at some point during their heritage. That would in part explain why black Americans have notably lighter skin color than Sub-Saharan Africans.

GeeTee
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:45 PM
I dunno why ppl bother going to school when they can read this thread and get such a comprehensive education.. :angel:

tennisbum79
Feb 24th, 2012, 09:47 PM
you are still the clueless one about this, sorry. look at joana's last reply for more info.

otherwise this thread is hilarious. albanians are turks, hungarians are huns, serbians are ottomans and they have little in common with croatians :spit:

You'd like to use that word clueless.
When I posted in the political thread that it unfortunate for posters to favor geopolitical ( Russian and China vetoeing UN resolution) over Syrian civilian lives, you gave the same kind of glib answer.

here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Serbia



Main articles: History of the Serbs (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/History_of_the_Serbs) and Medieval Serbia (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/Medieval_Serbia)
The White Serbs were a Polabian Slav (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/Polabian_Slav)[10] (http://www.tennisforum.com/#cite_note-9) tribe that lived in Central Europe (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/Central_Europe), adjacent to White Croatia (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/White_Croatia).
"The Serbs are descended from the unbaptized Serbs, also called 'white', who live beyond Turkey in a place called by them Boiki, where their neighbour is Francia, as is also Great Croatia, the unbaptized, also called 'white': in this place, then, these Serbs also originally dwelt. But when two brothers succeeded their father in the rule of Serbia, one of them, taking a moiety of the folk, claimed the protection of Heraclius, the emperor of the Romans, and the same emperor Heraclius received him and gave him a place in the province of Thessalonica to settle in, namely Serbia, which from that time has acquired this denomination."...
..."Now, after some time these same Serbs decided to depart to their own homes, and the emperor sent them off. But when they had crossed the river Danube, they changed their minds and sent a request to the emperor Heraclius, through the military governor then governing Belgrade, that he would grant them other land to settle in."...
..."And since what is now Rascia (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/Rascia) (Serbia (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/Serbia)) and Pagania (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/Pagania) and the so-called country of the Zachlumi (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/Zachlumi) and Trebounia (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/Trebounia) and the country of the Kanalites (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/Kanalites) were under the dominion of the emperor of the Romans, and since these countries had been made desolate by the Avars (for they had expelled from those parts the Romans who now live in Dalmatia and Dyrrachium), therefore the emperor settled these same Serbs in these countries, and they were subject to the emperor of the Romans; and the emperor brought elders from Rome and baptized them and taught them fairly to perform the works of piety and expounded to them the faith of the Christians."...
..."And since Bulgaria was beneath the dominion of the Romans * * * when, therefore, that same Serbian prince died who had claimed the emperor's protection, his son ruled in succession, and thereafter his grandson, and in like manner the succeeding princes from his family"...
-De Administrando Imperio (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/De_Administrando_Imperio) chapter 31, Constantine VII (http://www.tennisforum.com/wiki/Constantine_VII)[1] (http://www.tennisforum.com/#cite_note-DAI-0)

ivanban
Feb 24th, 2012, 10:02 PM
You'd like to use that word clueless.
When I posted in the political thread that it unfortunate for posters to favor geopolitical ( Russian and China vetoeing UN resolution) over Syrian civilian lives, you gave the same kind of glib answer.

here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Serbia

White Serbia.......Boiki :unsure:

Never ever did I hear about those things nor in elementary school, high school or at university :confused: :unsure:

Joana
Feb 24th, 2012, 10:14 PM
here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Serbia

Some notes: Constantine's writings, although insightful in some aspects, are not always historically accurate and deal as much with legends as with facts.
Especially in this case, where he talks about events that took place centuries ago.
Another thing, the term "Turkey" doesn't correspond to the modern meaning of the word. At that time Turks hadn't moved into Asia Minor yet.
The word "Turks" in writings of that age actually refers to Hungarians. "Beyond Turkey" thus means "on the other side of the land inhabited by the Hungarians" - in Constantine's age, the Hungarians had already settled into Pannonian Basin, thus separating Southern Slavs from the Eastern and Western Slavs.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 24th, 2012, 10:39 PM
I for myself can only say that the Balkans are a melting pot of completely and partly even contradicting cultures and people. Looking for a stereotype look for any of the above mentioned peoples simply doesn't make sense. In Romania there are people who are very tanned and dark-haired, nearly with a Mediterranean or Oriental touch, but there are also people with blond or fair hair which would rather meet the Eastern European stereotype, it can even heavily differ within one region.

The reasons are easy to explain. On the one hand there are different religious circles, in Romania alone we have Orthodox (the majority), Catholics, Protestants, Jewish and Islamic. We have a huge Hungarian minority, a German one in the West and the Center, a Turkish one in Constanta region and Gipsies. Of course, most of those ethnic group now insist on their own cultural base, but it's non-sense to state that there haven't been mixes of people from different heritage in the past. It's moreso even a fact that the Dacian (Romanians' descendents) mixed with Roman settlers at first and later with the Slavics from the East.

Just have a look at a linguistic map of Southeastern Europe, most of the countries speak Slavic languages, but Albanian is a Turk language and Romanian a Latin, and in Hungary which also shares a border with Serbia for example (and still has a minority in Vojvodina or Transsylvania) people speak a language from Hun descendent. I love this region for its diversity and flair, there are barely any other places on the world where you can find so much different cultures on such a small space.

"Albanian is a Turk language", Are you out of your mind? :cuckoo:

Albanian language, bar barbarisms which crept into this language as in any other language in the world is a Indo-European language with a root of its own and with no proven or existing connection with any other Indo-European language :yeah:.

matty
Feb 24th, 2012, 11:09 PM
This explains a lot. I find many of the Russian (Eastern European) women exotic; blue or green eyes with the oriental eye structure - like Vera Zonevera or Myskina - striking! Question - is Siberia not a part of the Soviet Union? Or was that before the "wall"?

:wavey:

I agree Vera does have very pretty eyes--a very unique shape--they kind of curve up at the ends

Joana
Feb 24th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Albanian language, bar barbarisms which crept into this language as in any other language in the world is a Indo-European language with a root of its own and with no proven or existing connection with any other Indo-European language :yeah:.

Not even Illyrian? :eek:

fANAtic
Feb 24th, 2012, 11:16 PM
A large amount of Slavic people are a mixture of White European, Middle Eastern, and Asian. The mix is obviously different depending on the person but you have to remember that Serbia has been owned by many different empires throughout history which has mixed its' bloodlines.

They were controlled by the Russian Empire, the Turks, and I believe the Austro-Hungarians from time to time. That whole region of the world (the caucasus) is quite a melting pot. Especially the further into eastern Russia you go, the more asian the bloodline usually becomes.

A similar scenario would be how most Black Americans are not truely black.... they usually have some white mixed in at some point during their heritage. That would in part explain why black Americans have notably lighter skin color than Sub-Saharan Africans.

Shit, now Serbia is in the Caucasus. It's terrifying to know Americans have so much power and so little knowledge.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 24th, 2012, 11:53 PM
Not even Illyrian? :eek:

You know what I mean :facepalm:.

JCTennisFan
Feb 25th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Shit, now Serbia is in the Caucasus. It's terrifying to know Americans have so much power and so little knowledge.

Im so sorry... should I have said Southeastern europe and the Cuacasus?

fANAtic
Feb 25th, 2012, 12:20 AM
Im so sorry... should I have said Southeastern europe and the Cuacasus?

I don't know, what were you trying to say?
It is really simple, Serbia is 1500 kms away from the Caucasus region, and there are no Serbs or other Slavs there, not now, not ever.

JCTennisFan
Feb 25th, 2012, 12:28 AM
I don't know, what were you trying to say?
It is really simple, Serbia is 1500 kms away from the Caucasus region, and there are no Serbs or other Slavs there, not now, not ever.

While that may be true it does not take from the fact of that whole region being a melting pot, which was what I was originally saying in the first place.

Dugavljan
Feb 25th, 2012, 02:14 AM
http://www.znanje.org/i/i27/07iv10/07iv1019/Slike/Dzingis%20Kan%20(11).jpg

aguy9797
Feb 25th, 2012, 03:09 AM
OMG...i have just looked through it. This is hands down the most bizarre thread I have ever seen on this forum

Serbia....Siberia....Genghis Khan and poor Jelena in the middle of this mess :help:

GAGAlady
Feb 25th, 2012, 03:51 AM
This thread is messed up and proves one point : Americans can never be called upon to know anything about places geographically or locations in the rest of the world !!! It's embarrassing . Mixing Serbia and Siberia up is pretty bad ok.... They aren't even in the same continent!!!

DefyingGravity
Feb 25th, 2012, 04:40 AM
This thread is messed up and proves one point : Americans can never be called upon to know anything about places geographically or locations in the rest of the world !!! It's embarrassing . Mixing Serbia and Siberia up is pretty bad ok.... They aren't even in the same continent!!!

Not all of us Americans are clueless to geography.

RCCA
Feb 25th, 2012, 04:54 AM
There is no doubt that the Balkans have a very interesting and unique mixture of peoples. Shall we lobby JJ to get genetic ancestry testing? Ya never know, she may go for it.

tennisbum79
Feb 25th, 2012, 04:56 AM
This thread is messed up and proves one point : Americans can never be called upon to know anything about places geographically or locations in the rest of the world !!! It's embarrassing . Mixing Serbia and Siberia up is pretty bad ok.... They aren't even in the same continent!!!
It is so fashionable to pick on Americans. It was just one person.
I even doubt you did a careful reading of the post before making this statement, you just picked up the mocking of American by other posters and ran with it.


I think some posters, especially Europeans, have developed a false sense of intellectual superiority when it comes to Americans.

You have a Canadian flag, and I don't if you are from Canada or not, but I don't really see how McGill University student is that much learned student than a student from Barnard College, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, Stanford, Wesley, MIT.


I hope you guys realize that USA is still major center of intellectual thought, and that soem people for your respective countries are still coming toe the US to realize their intellectual potential.

Melange
Feb 25th, 2012, 05:49 AM
She said she is cablasian

ico4498
Feb 25th, 2012, 06:27 AM
my great grandmother loved telling the story of a past co-worker in colonial times. he would laud her with tales of his Scottish ancestors, their holdings & deeds. he spoke so passionately of his inherited traits, gift of gab, singing voice, ability to hold his liquor, etc ... she almost forgot that the eloquent gentleman looked like he just stepped out of Africa.

of course colonial hierarchy encouraged such perspectives. $$$ & social standing weren't the only benefits that went with blood ties to 'home' country.

whatever Jelena is comfortable with is good enough for me. no one should be forced to Tiger Woods' type racial invention, although that's kewl with me too. 21st century now, let people be ...

not speaking to Jelena's situation directly, but for certain its not only light skinned black people that decided to pass.

MaBaker
Feb 25th, 2012, 07:27 AM
So basically, Jelena is an illegitimate child of Genghis Khan, raised by wild goats in Siberia, later adopted by Snezana who came from the Ottoman Empire and then established the foundations of Serbia.

http://i43.tinypic.com/qnpehe.jpg

Fighterpova
Feb 25th, 2012, 08:20 AM
This thread is pure comedy :rolls:

azdaja
Feb 25th, 2012, 09:45 AM
You'd like to use that word clueless.
When I posted in the political thread that it unfortunate for posters to favor geopolitical ( Russian and China vetoeing UN resolution) over Syrian civilian lives, you gave the same kind of glib answer.

here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Serbia
yes, i like using that word. i use it for myself as well when i am ignorant of some things (e.g. i'm clueless about the super 15 competition). and anyway, there is a map in that wiki article which shows that origin of serbs is in ukraine. which has very little to do with what you originally said:

I thought they came from the Ottoman empire, modern turkey, where they were a "protected" minority, i.e. allowed to keep their christian religion and not forced to convert to Islam
pretty much everything you said there was incorrect. slavic people came to the balkans before ottoman empire was founded and they were not christians when they arrived there. when the ottomans arrived plenty of serbs fled to hungary etc.

and i'm not even being hostile to you. just saying.

Mixal
Feb 25th, 2012, 10:35 AM
So basically, Jelena is an illegitimate child of Genghis Khan, raised by wild goats in Siberia, later adopted by Snezana who came from the Ottoman Empire and then established the foundations of Serbia.

http://i43.tinypic.com/qnpehe.jpg

:hearts:

Seriously, some people should just shut up if they have no clue what they are talking about.

LoLex
Feb 25th, 2012, 11:21 AM
JJ once said it clear and I think there is no need to run this thread anymore. Go, make fun somewhere else.

Sammo
Feb 25th, 2012, 12:10 PM
Jankovic-san.

Cajka
Feb 25th, 2012, 12:21 PM
So basically, Jelena is an illegitimate child of Genghis Khan, raised by wild goats in Siberia, later adopted by Snezana who came from the Ottoman Empire and then established the foundations of Serbia.

http://i43.tinypic.com/qnpehe.jpg

:spit: literally

I was drinking a coffee and I almost choked.

aguy9797
Feb 25th, 2012, 12:33 PM
you guys forget to mention that allegedly there was UFO visiting Serbia 27 years ago...and Snezana was hosting a crew from planet Zork

Brena
Feb 25th, 2012, 04:05 PM
:hysteric: & :haha: at this thread. A true TF masterpiece. :inlove:

pla
Feb 25th, 2012, 04:28 PM
A large amount of Slavic people are a mixture of White European, Middle Eastern, and Asian. The mix is obviously different depending on the person but you have to remember that Serbia has been owned by many different empires throughout history which has mixed its' bloodlines.

They were controlled by the Russian Empire, the Turks, and I believe the Austro-Hungarians from time to time. That whole region of the world (the caucasus) is quite a melting pot. Especially the further into eastern Russia you go, the more asian the bloodline usually becomes.

A similar scenario would be how most Black Americans are not truely black.... they usually have some white mixed in at some point during their heritage. That would in part explain why black Americans have notably lighter skin color than Sub-Saharan Africans.

When? :scratch: Even if you count the period between ~1500 up to when actually Russia became an Empire (i.e. with Peter the Great), it still can't cover something like Serbia being controlled by the Russian empire. Actually I can't even recall a moment Russia was on a land of modern day Serbia outside the WWII. And WWII is considered by Russians and many people in Serbia as a liberation, not control.

Latter Yugoslavia was a non-aligned country, which means it wasn't controlled by the Soviets (if we can imagine they could be associated with Russian Empire.

The population on the Balkans, and Serbia for that matter, is very mixed but this has almost nothing to do with Russians.

edificio
Feb 25th, 2012, 04:31 PM
This thread is pure comedy :rolls:

Pure stupidity, you mean.

currie84
Feb 25th, 2012, 04:34 PM
There were many Turkic people (aka Asian) livin in Balkans for a long time so some modern Serb or Croatian or Greek havin Asian blood isn't an outrageous thought.

antonella
Feb 25th, 2012, 04:44 PM
OMG...i have just looked through it. This is hands down the most bizarre thread I have ever seen on this forum

Serbia....Siberia....Genghis Khan and poor Jelena in the middle of this mess :help:

http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmyoso/images/2007/11/14/littlesheep10.jpg

Anyone want a Mongolian cumin lamb recipe??

fANAtic
Feb 25th, 2012, 04:55 PM
There were many Turkic people (aka Asian) livin in Balkans for a long time so some modern Serb or Croatian or Greek havin Asian blood isn't an outrageous thought.

No, there weren't. Balkan Muslims are local converts, not Turks.
Maybe people should just accept the fact JJ has a weird and sorry to say, ugly face. She's not even partly Asian.

Melange
Feb 25th, 2012, 05:00 PM
The better question would be does Jankovic has some Alien blood in her?

pla
Feb 25th, 2012, 05:16 PM
No, there weren't. Balkan Muslims are local converts, not Turks.
Maybe people should just accept the fact JJ has a weird and sorry to say, ugly face. She's not even partly Asian.

Of course they were, the Pechenegs, Coumans, some argue parts of the proto-Bulgars, especially the aristocracy were Turkic too, and some other, smaller influences can be counted. Some even believe that the Shopi are the ex-Cumans.

VeeJJ
Feb 25th, 2012, 05:35 PM
Not all tranny's are Asian you racist bitch.

$uricate
Feb 25th, 2012, 05:47 PM
http://mmm-yoso.typepad.com/mmmyoso/images/2007/11/14/littlesheep10.jpg

Anyone want a Mongolian cumin lamb recipe??

Yes please :lick:

I'll trade you my recipe for Condoleeza Rice

http://worldmustbecrazy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Most-Disgusting-Sushi-Ever-10.jpg

fANAtic
Feb 25th, 2012, 05:48 PM
Of course they were, the Pechenegs, Coumans, some argue parts of the proto-Bulgars, especially the aristocracy were Turkic too, and some other, smaller influences can be counted. Some even believe that the Shopi are the ex-Cumans.

Maybe in Hungaria, Romania and Bulgaria, but not in Serbia. And anyway, I've already said that JJ's ancestors are from Montenegro. No one lived in those highlands except Serbs and romanized Balkan natives and they don't look like Jankovic. Novak's and Ana'a families are from there as well, and that's how people look down there. Very tall, slender and sometimes olive skinned but they never have slanted eyes. You won't find another Serb looking like JJ.

Melange
Feb 25th, 2012, 07:59 PM
Yes please :lick:

I'll trade you my recipe for Condoleeza Rice

http://worldmustbecrazy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Most-Disgusting-Sushi-Ever-10.jpg

Dont serve it to Russians, it will cause indigestion

Brena
Feb 25th, 2012, 08:15 PM
OMG...i have just looked through it. This is hands down the most bizarre thread I have ever seen on this forum

Serbia....Siberia....Genghis Khan and poor Jelena in the middle of this mess :help:

Yes, this thread has it all - people who resurrect :silly: threads from 8 years ago (when Jelena was a young promising Asian player), people who mistake Serbia for Siberia, Miloti with his ubiquitous senseless Ilyrian references, a hormone-crazed ranting Ana stan, the most hilariously wrong versions of history and geography I've ever heard... and it all started with a question about Jelena Jankovic's facial features. :inlove:
This WTA season is way too exciting.
I don't want to feel left out, so let me show you a pic:

http://i41.tinypic.com/jhqwdc.jpg

Does this girl look Asian to you? She's also Serbian.

$uricate
Feb 25th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Dont serve it to Russians, it will cause indigestion

Indeed.

My pic didn't work so here is the finished product. I've just finished slaving away over it.

http://www.worldsstrangest.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/wscache23/fa14f_insectsushi065925638.jpg

Sammo
Feb 25th, 2012, 09:08 PM
Yes, this thread has it all - people who resurrect :silly: threads from 8 years ago (when Jelena was a young promising Asian player), people who mistake Serbia for Siberia, Miloti with his ubiquitous senseless Ilyrian references, a hormone-crazed ranting Ana stan, the most hilariously wrong versions of history and geography I've ever heard... and it all started with a question about Jelena Jankovic's facial features. :inlove:
This WTA season is way too exciting.
I don't want to feel left out, so let me show you a pic:

http://i41.tinypic.com/jhqwdc.jpg

Does this girl look Asian to you? She's also Serbian.


She was a beautiful kid

MaBaker
Feb 25th, 2012, 09:18 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/jhqwdc.jpg

Does this girl look Asian to you? She's also Serbian.

She was a beautiful kid
:hysteric:

Sammo
Feb 25th, 2012, 09:20 PM
:hysteric:

What? She had very beautiful eyes as a kid.

MaBaker
Feb 25th, 2012, 09:24 PM
What? She had very beautiful eyes as a kid.
That's not Jelena.

Sammo
Feb 25th, 2012, 09:25 PM
That's not Jelena.

Ah.



:lol:

WowWow
Feb 25th, 2012, 10:43 PM
a hormone-crazed ranting Ana stan,

You got that right!

Does this girl look Asian to you? She's also Serbian.
Well Asian.

Pat Bateman
Feb 26th, 2012, 01:02 AM
"Asian blood"?

:facepalm:

flyingmachine
Feb 26th, 2012, 05:43 AM
Wow 8 years on. :eek::o

thegreendestiny
Feb 26th, 2012, 07:01 AM
Jankovic-san.

It's Jelena-chan, right? :confused:

дalex
Feb 26th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Oh my... this thread. :facepalm:

Not all tranny's are Asian you racist bitch.

:haha:

Safe-From-Harm
Feb 26th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Maybe in Hungaria, Romania and Bulgaria, but not in Serbia. And anyway, I've already said that JJ's ancestors are from Montenegro. No one lived in those highlands except Serbs and romanized Balkan natives and they don't look like Jankovic. Novak's and Ana'a families are from there as well, and that's how people look down there. Very tall, slender and sometimes olive skinned but they never have slanted eyes. You won't find another Serb looking like JJ.

I can show You few.
It seems like You still didn`t get far more from Your village.

JCTennisFan
Feb 26th, 2012, 08:34 PM
It's Jelena-chan, right? :confused:

I always thought it was Jelena GongChiHowMing Jankovic? :hearts: :p

antonella
Feb 26th, 2012, 09:26 PM
Interesting discussion of Serbs and their almond eyes. Seems this is a common trait of the 'Dinaric race':

http://illyria.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=physicalracialanthropologydiscussi on&action=display&thread=32723

dusan993
Feb 26th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Guys, we are not Asians! And not every Serb has dark colour eyes :lol:

miffedmax
Feb 26th, 2012, 09:50 PM
Yes, this thread has it all - people who resurrect :silly: threads from 8 years ago (when Jelena was a young promising Asian player), people who mistake Serbia for Siberia, Miloti with his ubiquitous senseless Ilyrian references, a hormone-crazed ranting Ana stan, the most hilariously wrong versions of history and geography I've ever heard... and it all started with a question about Jelena Jankovic's facial features. :inlove:
This WTA season is way too exciting.
I don't want to feel left out, so let me show you a pic:

http://i41.tinypic.com/jhqwdc.jpg

Does this girl look Asian to you? She's also Serbian.

Are you sure? She looks pretty damn Bukovinan to me.

*JR*
Feb 26th, 2012, 10:46 PM
Shit, now Serbia is in the Caucasus. It's terrifying to know Americans have so much power and so little knowledge.

http://www.flamincaucasians.com/images/Flamin_Caucasians__Mirror.jpg

I dunno, dese Philly guyz look as Italian as Rocky Balboa. ;)

On a serious note re. the Caucases, despite the Georgian name, Chaky doesn't look much different than other Russian players. She even tried out blond bangs once, just for Max:

http://img.bollywoodsargam.com/albumsbolly/Anna_Chakvetadze/Anna_Chakvetadze_BollywoodSargam_hot_812820.jpg

Cajka
Feb 28th, 2012, 11:57 AM
Yes, this thread has it all - people who resurrect :silly: threads from 8 years ago (when Jelena was a young promising Asian player), people who mistake Serbia for Siberia, Miloti with his ubiquitous senseless Ilyrian references, a hormone-crazed ranting Ana stan, the most hilariously wrong versions of history and geography I've ever heard... and it all started with a question about Jelena Jankovic's facial features. :inlove:
This WTA season is way too exciting.
I don't want to feel left out, so let me show you a pic:

http://i41.tinypic.com/jhqwdc.jpg

Does this girl look Asian to you? She's also Serbian.

What an ancient pic... :eek: Is this what our ancestors looked like? :unsure:




:kiss: :awww:

tennisbum79
Feb 28th, 2012, 12:21 PM
Guys, we are not Asians! And not every Serb has dark colour eyes :lol:
Well, it appears that Serbs themselves have had this discussion internally.
Serbs on board, on the other hand, take it as an insult to their people that the subject is even discussed.

Courtesy of Antonella , see thread below.

http://illyria.proboards.com/index.c...y&thread=32723 (http://illyria.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=physicalracialanthropologydiscussi on&action=display&thread=32723)

Cajka
Feb 28th, 2012, 12:47 PM
Well, it appears that Serbs themselves have had this discussion internally.
Serbs on board, on the other hand, take it as an insult to their people that the subject is even discussed.

Courtesy of Antonella , see thread below.

http://illyria.proboards.com/index.c...y&thread=32723 (http://illyria.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=physicalracialanthropologydiscussi on&action=display&thread=32723)

This link proves your point. I can't decide which pics prove your point more - those with 6'5" tall people or those with blue eyed people. Maybe there are people with some unusual shape of eyes in Serbia, but we don't have Asian roots. And I can post you the pics of those "Asians" from WTF thread where they don't look like Asians at all.

Joana
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:03 PM
Serbs on board, on the other hand, take it as an insult to their people that the subject is even discussed.


It's not an insult, it's just silly.

And I can post you the pics of those "Asians" from WTF thread where they don't look like Asians at all.

Almost none of them do. It's just so random.

tennisbum79
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:08 PM
It's not an insult, it's just silly.
Tell that to the Serbs in this link.
Even though all the posts there were not in English, their discussion seem to be more level headed from what I read.



Did not see lot of outright dismissal of posters who hold the view that there was some resemblance; the discussion was focused on the eyes

The point is, the topic has been discussed internally by other Serbs , and that fly in the face of your outrage and contentions this topic has never crossed the mind of a sensible Serb.

tennisbum79
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:12 PM
This link proves your point. I can't decide which pics prove your point more - those with 6'5" tall people or those with blue eyed people. Maybe there are people with some unusual shape of eyes in Serbia, but we don't have Asian roots. And I can post you the pics of those "Asians" from WTF thread where they don't look like Asians at all.
The discussion was focused on the eyes, so your "6'5" tall people" was not a factor.
And none said that people with those had a mild case of down syndrome as one poster said here of Jankovic

Brena
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:21 PM
It's not an insult, it's just silly.

Almost none of them do. It's just so random.

Both of these.



And none said that people with those had a mild case of down syndrome as one poster said here of Jankovic

That was a 12-year-old Ana stan with a Down syndrome who said it, so...

You can find random individuals with almond eyes or Asian-looking features in any nation. I know a Serbian girl with a natural afro hair, but that doesn't make Serbs a nation of African origin (nor is that particular girl aware of any African ancestors of her own).

Joana
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:24 PM
Tell that to the Serbs in this link.
Even though all the posts there were not in English, their discussion seem to be more level headed from what I read.



I'm not interested in quasi-history, which that board seems to be about, so no.
BTW, the person who started that thread is not a Serb, he's an Albanian.

azdaja
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:30 PM
I can show You few.
It seems like You still didn`t get far more from Your village.
well, i've travelled through serbia north to south and i can't say i've seen a single woman who resembles jj. i've seen girls who look like ana, bojana, krunic, lukic, zoric, but not like jj. i'd say she has a pretty unique look for better or worse.

i also don't think she looks asian.

http://illyria.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=physicalracialanthropologydiscussi on&action=display&thread=32723
omg, one of the posts from that link :hysteric:

Even that ugly serb woman tennis player, when l look more closely, is highly dinaric

Brena
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:33 PM
omg, one of the posts from that link :hysteric:
Even that ugly serb woman tennis player, when l look more closely, is highly dinaric


Well, that's kind of true - such 7 foot ogres do look Dinaric. :tears:

Cajka
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:34 PM
Tell that to the Serbs in this link.
Even though all the posts there were not in English, their discussion seem to be more level headed from what I read.



Did not see lot of outright dismissal of posters hold the view that there was some resemblance, the discussion was focused on the eyes

Don't you think that we have scientists here in Serbia? Do you think that it's really necessary to search some retarded forums to find the clues? Please, I'm sorry, I don't find it insulting that someone compared us to Asians, Asians have beautiful eyes, nothing wrong with that, but it makes no sense. It's just that half of the people from the pics posted in that thread are from Montenigro, from Dinaric Alps and people from Dinaric Alps are the tallest people in Europe. Jelena, Ana and Novak are all from Montenegro.

Anyway, the people from those pics:

blue eyes and blonde:

http://pinkradio.com/_pictures/_redaktion/2010/nedeljko-bajic-baja-novi-album-za-fm-saund-2010-04-17.jpg

Serbian actress:

http://statik.trojka.rs/thumbnail/article_medium/slike/zvezde/dogadjaji/domaci/1/marija_karan_504904495.jpg

another Asian :spit:

http://tekstovi-pesama.com/g_img/1/2943/dragana%2520mirkovic-1.jpg


strange eyes, but not Asian:

http://img.uefa.com/imgml/TP/players/1/2012/324x324/28502.jpg

Man with strange eye-brows, but not Asian.

http://www.paparazo.net/images/gallery/2011/large/zeljko-joksimovic-1-12-2011.jpg

A model.

http://images.tvrage.com/people/38/113560.jpg

Another Asian with his Asian wife:

http://www.pressonline.rs/upload/boxImageData/2010/0/29/88544/vojin-i-sloboda-2.jpg

famous Serbian singer, 40 years old pic (the pic from that thread was taken recently).

http://jugosvirke.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/yu73-zdravko-colic.jpg

I'm not gonna post the pics of blue-eyed Croats, I think it's clear that Asians don't have blue eyes.

azdaja
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:38 PM
Well, that's kind of true - such 7 foot ogres do look Dinaric. :tears:
the player you have in mind had a picture in the op, so he clearly meant someone else ;)

Brena
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:39 PM
the player you have in mind had a picture in the op, so he clearly meant someone else ;)

As long as you recognise who the ogre is, it's all fine. ;)

Brena
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:40 PM
http://img.uefa.com/imgml/TP/players/1/2012/324x324/28502.jpg


Asian Brat Pantela! :hearts::haha:

azdaja
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:44 PM
As long as you recognise who the ogre is, it's all fine. ;)
i only recognise who you mean when you say that word ;)

Just Do It
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:46 PM
Mene je sramota od ovih slika sto su okacene, daj brisi to :facepalm:

Joana
Feb 28th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Dragana Mirkovic with Asian eyes is what really got me :sobbing:

Raiden
Feb 28th, 2012, 02:01 PM
The discussion was focused on the eyes,Well JJ's eyes are not Asiatic at all, are they?. I thought it was her overall frontal face shape / cheek area that led people to believe that she could be Asian. Heck I'd even say the pair of eyes of other non-Asians like Serena and Vera is more slanted than JJ's.

Cajka
Feb 28th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Mene je sramota od ovih slika sto su okacene, daj brisi to :facepalm:

Što? :spit: Zdravkova i Draganina slika su 30-40 godina stare, to se vidi. Ovi ostali... :shrug: Takvi su kakvi su.

ivanban
Feb 28th, 2012, 09:45 PM
Draganka!!! http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i241/ivanban/kolo.gif

azdaja
Feb 29th, 2012, 07:54 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/jhqwdc.jpg
this girl reminds me a lot of what ana used to look like when she was a kid. i've been meaning to ask if it was ana but knowing you i know i guess i'd get a rude response :ras:

anyway, cute kid, this :)

Londoner
Feb 29th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Well, she's no Gong Li.

*JR*
Mar 1st, 2012, 01:09 PM
Maybe JJ is secretly related to Charlie Sheen, and also has "tiger blood". :tape:

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 1st, 2012, 01:19 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That was just cruel.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxze3139Bl1qdlkgg.gif

Aaron.
Mar 4th, 2012, 02:01 AM
No, she's just ugly. :hysteric:

Tennis Fool
Mar 4th, 2012, 02:22 AM
Well JJ's eyes are not Asiatic at all, are they?. I thought it was her overall frontal face shape / cheek area that led people to believe that she could be Asian. Heck I'd even say the pair of eyes of other non-Asians like Serena and Vera is more slanted than JJ's.
Ugh. Asians do not have "slanted" eyes.

Pasta-Na
Mar 4th, 2012, 02:52 AM
She can speak Mandarin. :shrug:

Li Na's half sister...Jelena... Le Na. :cheer:

Snex
Mar 25th, 2012, 10:28 PM
Wow, what a thread! :rolls:

Cajka, Dragana Mirkovic is probably Vlach, Zeljko Joksimovic is Montenegrin. Lot of people from your pics are Montenegrins. They are all tall and black haired, with dark eyes. Serbs who are not of Vlach and Montenegrin origin mostly don't look like that. Here are some Serbian "Asians".

Anica Dobra, actress

http://i43.tinypic.com/mkareg.jpg

Jelena Dokic, tennsi player

http://i42.tinypic.com/244cl1y.jpg

Dusan Basta, soccer player

http://i43.tinypic.com/20shgg9.jpg

Filip Krajinovic, tennis player

http://i41.tinypic.com/sc8bpw.jpg

Filip Jankovic, junior soccer player

http://i39.tinypic.com/30dgn5j.jpg

Gala Videnovic, actress

http://i41.tinypic.com/68xwsy.jpg

Branka Katic, actress

http://i41.tinypic.com/o7nc6p.jpg

Milorad Mandic, actor

http://i43.tinypic.com/f9ifd.jpg

Milos Krasic, soccer player

http://i39.tinypic.com/2zejjg9.jpg

Nemanja Vidic, soccer player

http://i40.tinypic.com/29z8r4.jpg

Young sport journalist (I can't remember her name :o)

http://i40.tinypic.com/24d1s3m.jpg

Also one young journalist (I can't remember her name as well)

http://i44.tinypic.com/2vvugap.jpg

Well, typically Asian. :shrug: There are lot of people who look like this in Serbia but I have not time for more googleing. :) I must also add that Huns reached Adriatic coast in 9th century through Bosnia and Croatia. Serbia and Byzantine made a pact so they defended their lands. On the other hand, there are some people in Croatian islands and Montenegrin part of Adriatic coast who look "unusual" for the region. The most probably JJ collected something... :shrug: BTW, I noticed that JJ looks more like her father and not Snezana.

antonella
Mar 25th, 2012, 11:17 PM
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/8496/8939079g.jpg

I think she'd make a pretty convincing Mongolian princess:

Povin
Oct 4th, 2013, 02:28 PM
JJ and Aga have changed so much since they were young. JJ doesn't have Asian eyes anymore, and Aga got rid of her bee-stung face
What's next?
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/4801913/black-jankovic-o.gif

TrollPova
Oct 4th, 2013, 02:35 PM
Oh my God :sobbing: :spit:

Silent Bird
Oct 4th, 2013, 03:08 PM
:haha: this thread is so silly, especially the first post :spit:

Well, she does look exotic indeed, not so much nowadays though as opposed to 2004.

But there are some people in this region that 'look Asian', e.g. are different than western Europeans or Americans, have different looking cheekbones and eyes.
My friend who got to know my grandmother and talked to her, later asked me why I never mentioned that my grandmother was Chinese :spit:

Anyway, I always thought that Nenad Zimonjic looks like a 'typical Serb' :lol:

JN
Oct 4th, 2013, 06:40 PM
Asian what blood?? :confused: :shrug:

iGOAT
Oct 4th, 2013, 07:06 PM
http://images9.kurir-info.rs/slika-620x333/jelena-jankovic-1333457387-145338.jpg Yes?

Mynarco
Oct 4th, 2013, 07:08 PM
JJ and Aga have changed so much since they were young. JJ doesn't have Asian eyes anymore, and Aga got rid of her bee-stung face
What's next?
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/4801913/black-jankovic-o.gif

The youtube of this gif :tears:

Black Jelena Jankovic :lol:
It must be a TF-er uploading it - fess up

Chaesaw
Oct 4th, 2013, 07:41 PM
JJ and Aga have changed so much since they were young. JJ doesn't have Asian eyes anymore, and Aga got rid of her bee-stung face
What's next?
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/4801913/black-jankovic-o.gif

"black-jankovic-o.gif"

:sobbing:

JN
Oct 4th, 2013, 07:51 PM
The youtube of this gif :tears:

Black Jelena Jankovic :lol:
It must be a TF-er uploading it - fess up

It's 'Showtime at the Apollo' host, Kiki Shepherd. If anything, Jelena's the Serbian version of her, though not nearly as pretty.

Sisyphus
Oct 4th, 2013, 07:54 PM
Wow, what a thread! :rolls:

Cajka, Dragana Mirkovic is probably Vlach, Zeljko Joksimovic is Montenegrin. Lot of people from your pics are Montenegrins. They are all tall and black haired, with dark eyes. Serbs who are not of Vlach and Montenegrin origin mostly don't look like that. Here are some Serbian "Asians".

Anica Dobra, actress

http://i43.tinypic.com/mkareg.jpg

Jelena Dokic, tennsi player

http://i42.tinypic.com/244cl1y.jpg

Dusan Basta, soccer player

http://i43.tinypic.com/20shgg9.jpg

Filip Krajinovic, tennis player

http://i41.tinypic.com/sc8bpw.jpg

Filip Jankovic, junior soccer player

http://i39.tinypic.com/30dgn5j.jpg

Gala Videnovic, actress

http://i41.tinypic.com/68xwsy.jpg

Branka Katic, actress

http://i41.tinypic.com/o7nc6p.jpg

Milorad Mandic, actor

http://i43.tinypic.com/f9ifd.jpg

Milos Krasic, soccer player

http://i39.tinypic.com/2zejjg9.jpg

Nemanja Vidic, soccer player

http://i40.tinypic.com/29z8r4.jpg

Young sport journalist (I can't remember her name :o)

http://i40.tinypic.com/24d1s3m.jpg

Also one young journalist (I can't remember her name as well)

http://i44.tinypic.com/2vvugap.jpg

Well, typically Asian. :shrug: There are lot of people who look like this in Serbia but I have not time for more googleing. :) I must also add that Huns reached Adriatic coast in 9th century through Bosnia and Croatia. Serbia and Byzantine made a pact so they defended their lands. On the other hand, there are some people in Croatian islands and Montenegrin part of Adriatic coast who look "unusual" for the region. The most probably JJ collected something... :shrug: BTW, I noticed that JJ looks more like her father and not Snezana.

I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve by claiming your country is some sort of Hitler Youth paradise.

Povin
Oct 4th, 2013, 07:54 PM
:hysteric: It's definitely her, I swear! They sound the same!!

http://s16.postimg.org/8j0z37vph/blackjankovic.jpg

y9XBtxoF3-U

Spring Pools
Oct 4th, 2013, 07:56 PM
JJ and Aga have changed so much since they were young. JJ doesn't have Asian eyes anymore, and Aga got rid of her bee-stung face
What's next?
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/4801913/black-jankovic-o.gif

Hehe thanks for using my gif :oh:
But there's a better quality one that I also made
http://i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p762/Spring_Pools/3ylnt_zps1cf4aba3.gif?t=1380694259

Povin
Oct 4th, 2013, 07:59 PM
Hehe thanks for using my gif :oh:


You're welcome, passing on your heritage :oh:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/frenchopen/2314516/Giggling-Jankovic-must-be-taken-seriously.html
"Giggling Jankovic must be taken seriously"
They knew it!

Serve2Win
Oct 4th, 2013, 08:11 PM
Jankovic looked even more asian before her nose job.
Every time I see her, it's like looking a chinese girl, despite the nose job.

Serve2Win
Oct 4th, 2013, 08:20 PM
A similar scenario would be how most Black Americans are not truely black.... they usually have some white mixed in at some point during their heritage. That would in part explain why black Americans have notably lighter skin color than Sub-Saharan Africans.I have met many africans families where brothers and sisters who look alike have different skin tones. Some would even pass for mixed racial kids when they have no white person in their ascendance.

Serve2Win
Oct 4th, 2013, 08:24 PM
She was a beautiful kidNo one said all serbian girls look chinese. We are saying Jelena Jankovic look chinese. There is a difference between these two assertions.

tennisbum79
Oct 4th, 2013, 08:32 PM
I have met many africans families where brothers and sisters who look alike have different skin tones. Some would even pass for mixed racial kids when they have no white person in their ascendance.
That is very true.

In a true mixed blood story in Africa, some of the people of Madagascar, have Asian blood in them.

Manitou
Oct 4th, 2013, 08:38 PM
That is very true.

In a true mixed blood story in Africa, some of the people of Madagascar, have Asian blood in them.

Jelena actually is a Powhatan. She is a direct descendant of Pocahontas.


--

Serve2Win
Oct 4th, 2013, 08:41 PM
That is very true.
In a true mixed blood story in Africa, some of the people of Madagascar, have Asian blood in them.The island of Madagascar is an exception. It's populated by people who came from everywhere: Africa, Asia, Europe. There are very few countries like Madagascar.

tennisbum79
Oct 4th, 2013, 08:49 PM
The island of Madagascar is an exception. It's populated by people who came from everywhere: Africa, Asia, Europe. There are very few countries like Madagascar.
No disagreement from me,

Still in Africa, Sudan, Somalia, Mauritania are also country with a significant population of and black Africans and Arabs.

In fact most, middle-eastern countries have a race mixed population of black Africans and Arabs

brickhousesupporter
Oct 4th, 2013, 09:10 PM
I don't care what anyone else thinks.......Jelena is part moai from Easter Island.....


http://i.livescience.com/images/i/000/027/546/i02/easter-island-heads.jpg?1337958102

hablo
Oct 4th, 2013, 09:15 PM
JJ and Aga have changed so much since they were young. JJ doesn't have Asian eyes anymore, and Aga got rid of her bee-stung face
What's next?
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/4801913/black-jankovic-o.gif

OMG :haha::haha::haha::haha:

crescentmoon
Oct 4th, 2013, 09:17 PM
JJ and Aga have changed so much since they were young. JJ doesn't have Asian eyes anymore, and Aga got rid of her bee-stung face
What's next?
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/4801913/black-jankovic-o.gif

Is the girl in this gif who looks very similar to JJ, is she from Serbia as well?

brickhousesupporter
Oct 4th, 2013, 09:19 PM
Is the girl in this gif who looks very similar to JJ, is she from Serbia as well?
NO that is Kiki Shepard from Showtime at the Apollo.

Povin
Oct 4th, 2013, 09:21 PM
Is the girl in this gif who looks very similar to JJ, is she from Serbia as well?

Yus, she is from Serbia as well. They got some hot girls over there :hearts:

crescentmoon
Oct 4th, 2013, 09:22 PM
NO that is Kiki Shepard from Showtime at the Apollo.

Oh, I use to watch that show all the time but I havn't seen it in years.

caroalltheway
Oct 4th, 2013, 09:57 PM
She's part alien, it's where her face gets its' uniqueness.
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p721/caroalltheway/JelenaJankovicTakesTimeOutRomeBptgzr1h_93l_zpsff45 f76a.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/caroalltheway/media/JelenaJankovicTakesTimeOutRomeBptgzr1h_93l_zpsff45 f76a.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p721/caroalltheway/alien198_zps10de377a.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/caroalltheway/media/alien198_zps10de377a.jpg.html)

Spring Pools
Oct 4th, 2013, 10:23 PM
She's part alien, it's where her face gets its' uniqueness.
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p721/caroalltheway/JelenaJankovicTakesTimeOutRomeBptgzr1h_93l_zpsff45 f76a.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/caroalltheway/media/JelenaJankovicTakesTimeOutRomeBptgzr1h_93l_zpsff45 f76a.jpg.html)
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p721/caroalltheway/alien198_zps10de377a.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/caroalltheway/media/alien198_zps10de377a.jpg.html)

The alien looks more like Caro :rolleyes:

Nicolás89
Oct 4th, 2013, 10:28 PM
JJ has every race on her blood.

klimike
Oct 4th, 2013, 10:37 PM
No disagreement from me,

Still in Africa, Sudan, Somalia, Mauritania are also country with a significant population of and black Africans and Arabs.

In fact most, middle-eastern countries have a race mixed population of black Africans and Arabs

Mixed babies rule. They are so cute!

brickhousesupporter
Oct 4th, 2013, 10:45 PM
She's part alien, it's where her face gets its' uniqueness.
http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p721/caroalltheway/JelenaJankovicTakesTimeOutRomeBptgzr1h_93l_zpsff45 f76a.jpg (http://s1348.photobucket.com/user/caroalltheway/media/JelenaJankovicTakesTimeOutRomeBptgzr1h_93l_zpsff45 f76a.jpg.html)

You know....there is a richness to her skin. It is almost like fine Corinthian leather.

Dominic
Oct 4th, 2013, 10:46 PM
OMG JJ aged a lot :sobbing:

malarkist
Oct 4th, 2013, 11:00 PM
JJ looks like she came from a rice-planting province in vietnam

lenas warriors
Oct 4th, 2013, 11:34 PM
Who knows what blood she has in her after all the transfusions shes had during nose jobs etc

Caesar1844
Oct 4th, 2013, 11:52 PM
Many Serbs have Mongolian blood.

Serenus Christ
Oct 5th, 2013, 12:07 AM
JJ has every race on her blood.

She is the Empress of the mortals! Praise be to LordRena!!

homogenius
Oct 5th, 2013, 12:52 AM
this thread :rolls: what's next ? JJ is a Targaryen ? In fact, she might be the real Mother of Dragons ?

cehowardrx7
Oct 5th, 2013, 02:02 AM
Believe it or not, somebody asked me the same thing a couple days ago. I believe somewhere in my family line, I do have Asian ancestors.. ;)

DollyRose
Oct 5th, 2013, 10:24 AM
What difference does it make :shrug:

Caesar1844
Oct 5th, 2013, 10:41 AM
What difference does it make :shrug:
People need to know whether they should be racist towards her for being a dirty Serb, or racist towards her for being a filthy Asian.

olivero
Oct 5th, 2013, 10:44 AM
what a bump :bigcry:

Silent Bird
Oct 5th, 2013, 11:02 AM
Jankovic looked even more asian before her nose job.
Every time I see her, it's like looking a chinese girl, despite the nose job.

What nose job? :confused:

TheNexus
Oct 5th, 2013, 12:46 PM
What nose job? :confused:
"Jankovic had a nose job." by Tatiana Golovin

She had a nose surgery to help her breathing problem.

Silent Bird
Oct 5th, 2013, 12:55 PM
^thanks. I think I vaguely remember this.

malarkist
Oct 5th, 2013, 12:57 PM
People need to know whether they should be racist towards her for being a dirty Serb, or racist towards her for being a filthy Asian.

yes. it's important to know really. so people can be right type of racist. fuck, everyone's racist.

TennisGhost
Oct 5th, 2013, 03:01 PM
WHO CARES?


Pointless arguments.

DOUBLEFIST
Oct 5th, 2013, 03:06 PM
Isn't/wasn't there a mongolian influence in that part of the world?

#wishIKnewMyWorldHistoryBetter

tennnisfannn
Oct 5th, 2013, 04:11 PM
Remember when we thought Ivanovic was black? I know I did and we had a lengthy thread on that too.

pancake
Oct 5th, 2013, 05:21 PM
Remember when we thought Ivanovic was black? I know I did and we had a lengthy thread on that too.

Remember when we thought Ivanovic was back?

Mynarco
Oct 5th, 2013, 05:25 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=347953&highlight=keothavong+black

:lol: what a thread.

GameSetJJ
Oct 5th, 2013, 05:26 PM
Empress back on top of GM where she belongs :hearts:

I'm gonna bump more JJ goodness.

crescentmoon
Oct 5th, 2013, 05:28 PM
yes. it's important to know really. so people can be right type of racist. fuck, everyone's racist.

:hysteric: