Jana Novotna

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna Full Name: Jana Novotna

Czech Republic

Profession: Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Why Famous: Played a serve and volley game, an increasingly rare style of play among women during her career, which helped her win the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1998.

Born: October 2, 1968 (50 years old)
Birthplace: Brno, Czechoslovakia

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events in the Life of Jana Novotna

  • 1991-01-27 Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Jana Novotná 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1993-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, German Steffi Graf beats Czech Jana Novotná 7-6, 1-6, 6-4
  • 1997-07-05 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Hingis (16) beats Jana Novotná 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to become the youngest Wimbledon winner in 110 years
  • 1997-11-23 Jana Novotná (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Championship
  • 1998-07-04 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Czech Jana Novotná beats Nathalie Tauziat of France 6-4, 7-6 for her first and only Grand Slam singles title

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