About Marijana Veljovic
Marijana Veljovic is a Serbian gold-badge female tennis chair umpire. She works for the ITF Grand Slam team. The first Grand Slam event she umpired was Wimbledon.
She has worked with the ITF Grand Slam team since January 2016.
- Age - 33 (Last updated 27/06/2021)
- Born - January 24, 1987 (Kragujevac, Serbia)
- Education - Went to school at II Kragujevacka gimnazija, Serbia. (University of Economics - Bachelor's Degree, Accounting and auditing).
- Height - not known
- Residence Kragujevac
- Nationality - Serbian.
- Languages spoken - Serbian, English Full professional proficiency, Italian Elementary proficiency, Spanish Limited working proficiency.
On January 27th 2018, she umpired the women’s singles final at the Australian Open, between Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep. (This was Marijana Veljovic’s first women’s singles final that she had umpired in).
Chair umpire Marijana Veljovic asks for medical assistance for Simona Halep.
The Serbian sat in the umpires chair during the 2018 Australian Open final.
What Marijana Veljovic said in the DVD - Wimbledon The Official Film 2017
"The best thing about being umpire when I look at it overall. I do something I really love and it’s my passion.
Before I go on court, I do sometimes get nervous, but it’s that kind of positive feeling to be more focused more concentrated and it’s good to be present in that level I think.
For me personally was the first Grand Slam I have ever been selected too. When I was young my dream was to come to Wimbledon at least as a spectator one day so coming here through the gates for the first time was like a dream come true.
Being able again to do what I do and being part of the history of the game and being able to meet some of the legends of the game is just amazing".
The Serbian officiated the 2017 Wimbledon mixed doubles final.
Wimbledon DVD (Recommended watch).
5th of June 2021 - Marijana umpired the match between Maria Sakkari and Elise Mertens in which Sakkari won in the 3rd round of the French Open.
7th of October 2020 - Marijana umpired the French Open quarter-finals match between Laura Siegemund and Petra Kvitova when Laura started arguing with her after a time violation was given for being to slow with her serve.
30th of September 2020 - Marijana umpired the second round match between Coco Gauff and Martina Trevisan at the French Open 2020. Martina Trevisan won the match.
3rd of September 2020 - Marijana umpired the second round match between Alize Cornet and Ysaline Bonaventure at the US Open.
What other companies, organisations or people have said about Marijana -
- The Sun newspaper has called her "Stunning"
- Another tabloid newspaper used the words 'elegantly cute' in their paper