Hundreds attend Novotná’s funeral

Several hundred people attended the funeral of tennis legend Jana Novotná in Brno on Monday. Novotná died last week at the age of 49. Among those present were her colleagues Petra Kvitová, Helena Suková and Jan Kodeš.

The Duchess of Kent, who comforted Novotná after a heartbreaking loss in the Wimbledon final paid tribute to her on her death with the words “Jana Novotna was a brave, courageous sweet lady with a wonderful sense of humour. Wimbledon will not be the same without her."