Former Professional Tennis Player and Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotná Bio Details
Date of birth
Brno, Czech Republic
Professional Tennis Player (1987)
Was ranked world no.2 in 1997.
Broke down in tears when she lost to Steffi Graf in the 1993 Wimbledon final having been in the lead 4-1 and 40-30 in the final set. She received a shoulder to cry on from Katharine, Duchess of Kent who said to her 'One day you will do it, I know you will.' She went on to win her only singles Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 1998.