Jana Novotna

 

 

Age: 49

 

Summary: Czech tennis player who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of the Duchess of Kent after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, who won her only Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 1998 and eventually triumphing after two losses in the final at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in 1993 and 1997, who also lost in the 1991 Australian Open final and whose 1993 loss to Steffi Graf at Wimbledon was particularly painful for her after she wasted a commanding lead in the decisive third set, who won 24 singles titles and reached a career-high No. 2 in the singles rankings in 1997 during a 14-year professional career, who won just that one Grand Slam singles title but collected 16 slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles and was a top-ranked doubles player, who was also a three-time Olympic medalist and won the Fed Cup with her country in 1988.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: October 2, 1968

 

Died: November 19, 2017

 

Location: Brno, Czech Republic