Serbia Women’s basketball team gets a massive boost.

Marina Maljkovic, head coach of the Serbian women’s national team, invited Sonja Petrovic to join the preparation of our best team for the forthcoming Eurobasket to be held in Hungary and Romania.
The Serbian basketball player, member of USK Prague, won this year’s women’s Euroleague title as the best player of the team. She averaged 14 points, 7 rebounds per game and also got hold of a double crown in the Czech Republic.

From the very beginning of the preparations, I’ve been stressing and insisting that I’ll do all it takes to enable Serbia to qualify for the Olympic Games. To be able to achieve that goal, we have to rely on all the capacities available. This is going to be one of the strongest continental championships in the last decade and that is why we must have as powerful squad as possible. I believe that Sonja’s presence will have a positive impact on our team and that it shall add up to our quality. There is no much time left until the tip-off and we have to do our best to get ready for the first game against Latvia on June 11 – coach Marina Maljkovic stated.
Sonja Petrovic (26-year old, 185 cm high) played throughout her career for Red Star, Barcelona, Bourges, Chicago and Spartak of Moscow and has won three Euroleagues. In 2007, she was named FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player of the Year.
I am delighted to be back in the national team. A dream of every players is to represent her country and my excitement can’t be greater, especially knowing that Serbia will fight for a spot at the Olympic Games. I’ll try to get familiar with the team and fit in as soon as possible. I know the majority of players as we used to play together either in the national team or in the clubs. I have enormous desire to do my job in the best possible way and to positively influence the good results of our national team – Sonja Petrovic says.
The 2015 Eurobakset for Women will be held on June 11-28 in Hungary and Romania. Serbia competes in Group C with Croatia, Latvia, Russia and Great Britain.