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Learn more about Australian Open female tennis umpire Marijana Veljovic

Australian Open female umpire Marijana Veljovic has been making the news in the hot summers of Australia
Chair umpire Marijana Veljovic looks on during the Men’s Singles Quarterfinal match between Tennys Sandgren of the United States and Roger Federer of Switzerland on day nine of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

It might be hot in Australia during the Australian Open but female tennis umpire Marijana Veljovic has been turning heads too

The Australian Open is known for temperatures to be hot on court but there is another major talking point regarding female tennis umpire Marijana Veljovic.

The female umpire was in the midst of it all last year when Veljovic called one of Roger Federer’s greatest matches.

Marijana Veljovic has been setting the pulses racing in the 2021 Australian Open
Chair Umpire Marijana Veljovic talks with Nick Kyrgios of Australia in the Men’s Singles second round match against Ugo Humbert of France during day three of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 10, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

However, she was facing the hot headed Nick Kyrgios too and the female umpire didn’t blink one bit. Kyrgios is known to throw tantrums when things don’t go his way but Veljovic wasn’t fazed by all this.

This isn’t the first time she has officiated in the Australian Open but she always makes the news, somehow.

Veljovic also seems to have a bit of a following outside of the tennis world but who is this umpire?

Who is female tennis umpire Marijana Veljovic?

The 34-year-old has made the news for her looks with some fans comparing her to Jennifer Lopez. The umpire has also gotten the attention of some of the tennis greats.

Boris Becker made some weird comments about her when he said (News AU)

“I have to say, the umpire is extremely pretty.”

There was more to come though. Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard, who has been complimented about her looks and tennis skills too shared a similar comment about Veljovic.

Marijana Veljovic has officiated some of the biggest tennis matches too
Umpire Marijana Veljovic looks on in the Men’s Singles third round match between Alexander Zverev of Germany and Fernando Verdasco of Spain on day six of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

This came in that Federer match that we were talking about and the tennis star said that “The umpire in this Roger/Tennys match is super pretty.”

However, Veljovic isn’t just about the looks as she has to do a good job as the umpire in one of the biggest tournaments in the world.

The 34-year-old is a gold certified umpire and received her badge in 2015. The Serbian has officiated some big matches such as the 2018 Australian Open Women’s Singles final.

Wimbledon also saw the Serbian grace the occasion as she was the head umpire in the 2019 Women’s Singles Finals.

Marijana Veljovic is a gold standard tennis umpire
Serbian umpire Marijana Veljovic looks on as Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov plays during his men’s singles second round match against Mackenzie McDonald of the US on day three of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 17, 2018. (Photo credit should read PAUL CROCK/AFP via Getty Images)

Veljovic has also officiated in the 2019 Fed Cup and she seems to have an Instagram account as well.

Though it is private, she does have quite a following and if she keeps her cool in tough moments, like the one against Kyrgios, Veljovic will only gain more fans in the future.

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