Jana Novotná

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Jana Novotná (2 October 1968 – 19 November 2017) was a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.wikipedia
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1998 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles

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She won the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1998 and was runner-up in three previous Grand Slam tournaments.
Jana Novotná defeated Nathalie Tauziat in the final, 6–4, 7–6 (7–2) to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships.

Mike Estep

Previously she had been coached by Mike Estep.
Later he worked with Carling Bassett, Hana Mandlíková, Jana Novotná and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

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Now just one win away from her first ever Grand Slam final, Novotná would have to stop Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the semifinals to get there.
She won six women's doubles Grand Slam titles, including the US Open in 1993 (with Helena Suková) and Wimbledon in 1995 (with Jana Novotná).

Katerina Maleeva

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Although Novotná had disposed of Sabatini, she would have to face yet another difficult opponent in the quarterfinals, Katerina Maleeva (seeded eighth) from Bulgaria.

Grand Slam (tennis)

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Novotná also won 12 Grand Slam women's doubles titles (completing the Career Grand Slam twice), four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, and three Olympic medals. In the early 1990s, Novotná began to have success in singles once four-time Grand Slam singles champion Hana Mandlíková became her coach.

Hana Mandlíková

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In the early 1990s, Novotná began to have success in singles once four-time Grand Slam singles champion Hana Mandlíková became her coach.
She retired in 1990, and went on to coach Jana Novotná to the 1998 Wimbledon singles title and a career-high ranking of No.

Zina Garrison

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Novotná enjoyed an excellent start to the 1991 season at the Australian Open, where she was seeded 10th and beat Zina Garrison-Jackson 7–6, 6–4 in the round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinal.
At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Garrison teamed with Pam Shriver to win the women's doubles gold medal for the United States, defeating Jana Novotná and Helena Suková of Czechoslovakia in the final.

Yayuk Basuki

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She outlasted Fernandez then defeated Yayuk Basuki of Indonesia in the quarterfinals in straight sets.
Her best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came at Wimbledon in 1997, where she reached the quarter-finals by defeating Ai Sugiyama, Inés Gorrochategui, Naoko Kijimuta and Patricia Hy-Boulais before losing to Jana Novotná.

Anna Smashnova

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At the French Open, Novotná was beaten in the first round by Anna Smashnova in straight sets.
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Martina Hingis

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In 1997, she faced top-seeded Martina Hingis, and lost in three sets.
In July, she became the youngest singles champion at Wimbledon since Lottie Dod in 1887 by beating Jana Novotná in the final.

1993 Wimbledon Championships

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Two years later, at Wimbledon, Novotná's game hit full stride, as she played some of her finest tennis ever.
🇩🇪 Steffi Graf defeated 🇨🇿 Jana Novotná, 7–6 (8–6), 1–6, 6–4

Nathalie Tauziat

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She won the singles title by defeating veteran Nathalie Tauziat in the final in two sets.
She reached her only Grand Slam singles final at the 1998 Wimbledon Championships, beating Haruka Inoue, Iva Majoli, Julie Halard-Decugis, Samantha Smith, Lindsay Davenport and Natasha Zvereva before losing to Jana Novotná.

Mary Pierce

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However, Novotná won the Tour Championships after a victory in the final over Mary Pierce and finished the year ranked a career-high world No.
She also lost in that year's WTA Tour Championships final to Jana Novotná.

Gabriela Sabatini

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Having reached the round of 16, she faced Argentinian Gabriela Sabatini (seeded fourth).
Despite the setback at the French Open, Sabatini reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, losing to Jana Novotná, a player she had beaten six consecutive times.

Monica Seles

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Novotná defeated Sánchez Vicario, setting up a showdown against Monica Seles in the final.
She started out by winning the Australian Open in January, beating Jana Novotná in the final.

Steffi Graf

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Despite her success, Novotná's toughest test would be against top seeded Steffi Graf of Germany in the semifinals.
Graf lost an Australian Open quarterfinal to Jana Novotná, the first time she did not reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam singles tournament since the 1986 French Open.

Venus Williams

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After defeating Venus Williams in a close quarterfinal, Novotná avenged the previous year's loss by ousting Martina Hingis in the semifinal in straight sets.
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Mary Joe Fernández

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But to get back to the final, Novotná had to get past Mary Joe Fernandez in the round of 16.
She was also entered in the singles competition (owing to a withdrawal), and reached the semifinals, where she was defeated for the bronze medal by Jana Novotná.

Lindsay Davenport

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Novotná was named the 1998 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year with Martina Hingis, the 1997 International Tennis Federation Doubles Team of the Year with Lindsay Davenport, the 1996 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year with Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, with Gigi Fernández in 1991 and in 1989 and 1990 with Helena Suková.
She also won 38 WTA Tour doubles titles, including three Grand Slam titles (the French Open partnering Mary Joe Fernández, Wimbledon partnering Corina Morariu, and the US Open partnering Jana Novotná), and three WTA Championships (partnering Fernández, Novotná, and Natasha Zvereva).

1991 Australian Open

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Novotná enjoyed an excellent start to the 1991 season at the Australian Open, where she was seeded 10th and beat Zina Garrison-Jackson 7–6, 6–4 in the round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinal.
Monica Seles defeated Jana Novotná 5–7, 6–3, 6–1

Helena Suková

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Novotná was named the 1998 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year with Martina Hingis, the 1997 International Tennis Federation Doubles Team of the Year with Lindsay Davenport, the 1996 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year with Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, with Gigi Fernández in 1991 and in 1989 and 1990 with Helena Suková.
She also was a women's doubles silver medalist at the Olympic Games in 1988 and 1996 (both times partnering Jana Novotná).

Iwona Kuczyńska

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Novotná resided in Florida until 2010 when she returned to her native Czech Republic, building a house in the village of Omice, near her hometown of Brno, where she lived with her partner, former tennis player Iwona Kuczyńska.
From 2010 to 2017, she lived in the village of Omice in Czech Republic, with her partner, former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna.

Barbora Krejčíková

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She continued to coach players, including Barbora Krejčíková.
She was coached by former player and 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotná.

1991 Australian Open – Women's Singles

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Second-seeded Monica Seles won the title and defeated Jana Novotná 5–7, 6–3, 6–1 in the final to win the Women's Singles tennis title at the 1991 Australian Open.

Gigi Fernández

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Novotná was named the 1998 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year with Martina Hingis, the 1997 International Tennis Federation Doubles Team of the Year with Lindsay Davenport, the 1996 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year with Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, with Gigi Fernández in 1991 and in 1989 and 1990 with Helena Suková.