Serbian scientists name new species of beetle after Novak Djokovic
Bella Djokovic is named in her father’s honor.
Zoran Djokovic, the father of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, has shared another honor with his daughter, the discovery of a new species of beetle.
Bella Djokovic was named the new species of “Anabiosis calostoma” by renowned geneticist and conservationist Dr. Vladimir Stojanović-Janković, who found the beetle in Borneo. The newly discovered beetle belongs to the family Anabantidae and was named for Novak Djokovic.
The beetle is a new species of beetles living at an amazing latitude and, at the same time, is also the northernmost species of the genus Anabiosis.
The beetle is the result of a study that began in 2005. It was discovered by the biologist Stojanović-Janković while studying the beetles of Borneo.
Bella has become a global star in the tennis arena, and she has been named World No. 1 by the International Tennis Federation (as of September 19, 2010) for the first time in the history of the event. The Serbian star was chosen by the international tennis authority, Tennis-Olympique de Lyon, to participate in the first ever Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Grand Slam event in New York in 2009.
Bella was awarded the World Cup title of “best players under 25” in 2008, winning the prestigious competition in Shanghai and winning the “under 25” age group in Shanghai also.
In 2014, she became the only top-ten ranking player in the history of the competition to win the “under-25” title, becoming the youngest tennis star to do so at that time.
Bella has also taken charge of the women’s event at the French Open, winning the “under 23” title in Paris in 2017, a title that was previously held