Novotna entered the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005 and stayed active in the sport.
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Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, who won the 1998 Wimbledon championship after falling short in two previous finals, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.In a career spanning 14 years that included 24 WTA singles titles and 76 doubles titles, Novotna won her only singles Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 1998 after losing in the 1993 and 1997 finals.Novotna entered the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005 and stayed active in the sport, coaching players such as 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli and fellow Czech Barbora Krejcikova.Novotna reached world No. 2 in singles and was a No. 1 doubles player multiple times.
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