Women’s Tennis News: Vojislava Lukic eyes acting career in Hollywood
Vojislava Lukic is 22 years old and a tennis player from Seria. She has also been the under-14 European No 1, and was Serbian number 1 until Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic showed up. Now Lukic wants to take up a career in acting.
“I’ve done a course in acting back home in Serbia recently and I have been lucky to speak with Miami Vice lead actor Don Johnson who has promised to ensure I fulfil my dream of acting in Hollywood,” Lukic said.
Vojislava went to Dubai to play a tennis event but she arrived with very little motivation and no preparation at all.
“Since there was a place in the doubles, I teamed up with Bojana [Jovanovski] to see how far I could go,” Lukic said.
The week was not that bad for her as she made it into doubles quarterfinals before losing 6-4, 6-2 to fourth seeds Julia Goerges and Oksana Kalashnikova last week.
This young tennis player also played alongside Ivanovic and Jankovic for the Serbian Fed Cup team in 2007.
“I was always the No 1 player in Serbia. However, unfortunately for me, Ana [Ivanovic] and Jelena [Jankovic] have moved on, but I somehow got stuck behind,” Lukic lamented.
Lukic achieved her highest career ranking as No 203 in the singles in August 2007 and No 223 in the doubles in October 2008. But a sudden dip in motivation did not help the rankings.
“I lost faith in the tennis I was playing. I wanted to live a life that is more fruitful, so I turned to other things such as acting and a full-time job in marketing,” she said.
“I want to do things that will make me happy,” she said.
“I love my tennis, but I love life and anything that will make me happy. Anyone will be surprised when they hear that someone has stopped tennis at 20. But for me, I believe I can reach out to others by being outside the sport,” Lukic said.