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The Czech tennis player, who has died of cancer at 49, recalls the time she began crying after being defeated by Steffi Graf at Wimbledon in 1993, before the Duchess of Kent put an arm around her ...
The Czech tennis player, who has died of cancer at 49, recalls the time she began crying after being defeated by Steffi Graf at Wimbledon, before the Duchess of Kent put an arm around her and ...
Jana Novotná turned professional in February 1987. In the early years of her career, she was known primarily for her success as a doubles player. In the early 1990s, Novotná began to have success in singles once four-time Grand Slam singles champion Hana Mandlíková became her coach.
Jana Novotna cried on the Duchess's shoulder (Image: PA) In that one moment the Duchess displayed the style that belongs to Wimbledon, and the gentle touch of compassion.
Novotna had a 4-1 lead in the third set and was a point away from going 5-1 up only to serve a double fault and lose five games in a row as she was beaten 7-6 (8-6) 1-6 6-4.
Royal said hugging a crying Jana Novotna, who died in November, after she lost the women's final to Steffi Graf in 1993 was the 'human' thing to do She added: 'We are quite normal people.
Novotna held for 2-2, and the set unfolded on serve until the seventh game, where the Czech veteran converted her seventh break point with an overhead, went up 4-3, and held for 5-3.
Novotna’s former coach, Hana Mandlikova, told the Czech Press Agency that her death at a young age made it “difficult to find words.” “Jana was a great girl,” Mandlikova said.
Shriver: Remembering the good times with Jana Novotna Jana Novotna largely will be remembered as a player who fought back from a devastating loss at Wimbledon to someone who triumphed on the grass ...