Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

PRAGUE (AP) — Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49.

The WTA announced Novotna’s death on Monday. The women’s tennis body said she died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Novotna died in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family, the women’s tennis body said.

Her family confirmed her death to the Czech Republic’s CTK news agency.

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/2017/11/20/former-wimbledon-champion-jana-novotna-dies-at-49/107865202/

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