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Jan 18th, 2011, 07:46 AM
I've noticed recently that a lot of the players representing Australia have Balkan surnames(Dokic, Tomic to name a few), in both men's and women's... even in the qualifying matches which really surprised me.

Is there a correlation between Yugoslavian ancestry and tennis culture in Australia? :confused:

Jan 18th, 2011, 07:49 AM
Not really a noticeable correlation besides at the pinnacle of Australian tennis, we just have a lot of European ancestry here I guess.

Jan 18th, 2011, 07:50 AM
Rogowska, Stosur and Wejnert have polish ancestors.

Jan 18th, 2011, 07:57 AM
Australia is a migrant country so there are people of all sorts of background here.

Here is the list of all players at AO representing Australia

Carsten Ball
Maverick Banes
Sean Berman
James Duckworth
Matthew Ebden
Colin Ebelthite
Adam Feeney
Ashley Fisher
Samuel Groth
Chris Guccione
Paul Hanley
Lleyton Hewitt
Stephen Huss
Greg Jones
Jordan Kerr
Brydan Klein
James Lemke
Peter Luczak
Marinko Matosevic
John Millman
Benjamin Mitchell
Matt Reid
Luke Saville
Bernard Tomic

Monique Adamczak
Jelena Dokic
Daniella Dominikovic
Sophie Ferguson
Jarmila Groth
Isabella Holland
Jade Hopper
Sophie Letcher
Alicia Molik
Jessica Moore
Tammi Patterson
Sally Peers
Viktorija Rajicic
Anastasia Rodionova
Olivia Rogowska
Samantha Stosur
Rennae Stubbs
Ashling Sumner
Monika Wejnert