Jelena Jankovic was officially appointed a UNICEF ambassador to Serbia on Thursday in Belgrade.
The world's third-ranked tennis player will try to justify the role that has been given to her, determined to promote a healthy lifestyle. Jankovic believes that the right to be healthy is one of the basic children’s rights and will therefore promote sport as a way to keep young people away from alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes. Jankovic also believes that everyone should do their share to make children and young people choose the physically active lifestyle, crucial for their overall health.
Jelena Jankovic is the second Serbian tennis player to have volunteered to help promote the rights of children after world number four Ana Ivanovic became a UNICEF national ambassador in September. (source: B92)