Jelena Jankovic and Novak Djokovic won "Oscar of Popuarity" in Serbia for "Sportsman of the year" and "Sportswoman of the year" categories second year in a raw. And the special award was given to Serbia Davis Cup team for winning Davis Cup last year. The event was held in Belgrade's Sava Center on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
Unfortunately niether of them could come, Novak is still in Australian and JJ is in America. Jelena's mom Snezana received an award for Jelena, and Novak's brother Marko for Novak. JJ gave a short statement on her Facebook page:
"I just found out tonight that I won the "Oscar of Popuarity" in Serbia again! I am so excited, and want to thank all of you for your support! Since I am here in the USA training, I was unfortunately not able to pick up the award in person, but my mom was there to do it for me :)! Thank you!"
And Novak thanked everyone who voted for him via interesting video message, in which you'll also hear Novak's PR manager, Benito Perez Barbadillo, speak Serbian.
"Good evening everyone. I'm really glad I’ve won the Oscar popularity contest award for the second year in a row. Oscar is significant to me because I know the winner is decided through audience votes. Thank you very much and have a good time tonight", said Nole in his address.