Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49 after a long battle with cancer



Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. 
The Czech player lost her battle with cancer and died peacefully surrounded by her family, according to the WTA. 
Novotna claimed victory in the 1998 Wimbledon final having suffered defeats in 1993 and 1997.  
'Jana was an inspiration both on and off court to anyone who had the opportunity to know her,' said WTA chief executive Steve Simon.
'Her star will always shine brightly in the history of the WTA. Our condolences and our thoughts are with Jana's family.'
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20 November 2017 in Sport, Views: 59
Source: Daily Mail
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