From JJ's blog for The Age:
There are a lot of Serbian people here in Australia and when I play in Melbourne, I can always hear the support of the fans on court.
It is great that they are not only supporting me but all Serbian players. They are so proud at how well we do. We can see their flags and they are very loud and I really appreciate all the support.
Fans here in Melbourne are a bit different to those at other grand slams on the Sony Ericcson WTA tour. They come dressed up in their colours and stick together in groups throughout the stadium. It's a lot of fun to see.
I'm sure they will be plenty there today when I play Japan's Ai Sugiyama in the third round of the Australian Open.
I know it will be a tough match against a very experienced opponent and I will be looking towards playing better than I did last round.
Sugiyama is one of those players who runs down just about everything and does not really give you many free points, so I really have to go out there and play aggressively and with a high intensity from the first point to the last.
But one thing that I have had to get used to, and I am sure Sugiyama will be no different today, is my opponents lifting their games to new levels because I have now become the world No. 1.
Players have little to lose when they play against me so they can go out and really have a go, enjoy the whole match and play without pressure.
It is a sign of respect to the position.
Everyone, myself included, appreciates just how hard it is to get to the top of the rankings.
We play all year long under a lot of pressure and then you have the challenge of injuries and trying to compete when you are completely exhausted. There can be times when you don't think you can go on but you have to have the motivation and that determination to achieve and go after your goals.
But that is just the burden you have to take by being the best in the world and I enjoy that pressure.
I enjoy that challenge and love being in the role that I am now in so I hope to stay in this for a while yet.
But I am not the sort of person to be worried about my legacy or how people will look at my career. I have many years to achieve much more.
But, as soon as I step off the tennis court, I don't really think about tennis. When I'm walking around the streets, I'm just a normal girl just enjoying her life and keeping my feet on the ground.
Not everyone can be remembered as the best ever. To me, it is important to present yourself and your country in the best possible light and when I finish my tennis career, I hope that people will remember me as a good player, a fighter who gave everything on the court and was a good role model for the younger generations.
Given all the talk about how bad the Serb/Bosnian/Croat fans have been this week (and let's hope it doesn't get worse tonight), I'm a little uncomfortable with the love JJ throws to her Serb fans. I'm not saying she's in the wrong. The timing just worries me a bit.
Oh yeah. And in case you didn't know, JJ's #1. Respek!