UMAG, July 21, 2016
Another excellent exhibition match took place on Wednesday evening at the Goran Ivanišević ATP Stadium in Umag. This time, it was the reigning US-Open champion Flavia Pennetta from Italy and Croatia’s promising youngster Donna Vekić, who showed off their tennis skills. The entire match was played under the watchful eye of the Croatian tennis legend Goran Ivanišević, and there certainly was no shortage of great fun.
Soon the ladies were joined by the Australian twin sisters best known as DJ NERVO, who made the spectators in the stands dance before moving on to the Dance Arena. Their visit to Umag and the electric atmosphere inspired them to take up tennis racquets after a number of years. After playing doubles against Flavia and Donna, Goran Ivanišević jokingly said they’d better stick to music rather than tennis.
“We played tennis when we were children. We trained a bit on the morning before the exhibition and it was good to remind ourselves of some basics. But please don’t judge us on how we played tennis but on the party we threw last night. For us, it was an unforgettable experience and we’ll hopefully see each other again,” the sisters Miriam and Olivia Nervo said. These Grammy winners and co-authors of the big international hit “When Love Takes Over” thrilled and excited the packed Dance Arena with great music and an amazing party which went on until the early music hours.