Celeb Death

Tennis legend Jana Novotna dies aged 49

Jana Novotna died yesterday Nov 19 aged 49 in her native Czech Republic, the 5ft 9ins serve and volley player managed to win 24 WTA titles and 2 ITF in a career that lasted 14-years before she retired in 1999.

She also won 100 titles which included 24 in singles and 76 in doubles, her highest  singles rank was number 2 which was in 1997, and she got to number 1 ranking in the doubles.

Novotna was also inducted into the ‘International tennis hall of fame’ in 2005, after she retired in 1999, she had two years as a commentator for the BBC, she continued to play doubles, once with Martina Navratilova in an invitational draw at Wimbledon in 2010.

Jana Novotna died from cancer.

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