Former Wimbledon winner Jana Novotná dies at 49

Former tennis player Jana Novotná has died of cancer at the age of 49. The WTA announced the news of her death, saying she had passed away surrounded by her family in the Czech Republic on Sunday. The Brno-born player lifted the title at Wimbledon in 1998 and won 12 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles and four mixed doubles titles.

Jana Novotná became world doubles number one and singles number two in a career that also saw her win three Olympic medals and win the Fed Cup with Czechoslovakia in 1988.