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In this Nov. 17, 1996, file photo, Jana Novotna, of the Czech Republic, is all smiles after taking home a $79,000 check from the Advanta Tennis Championship in Villanova, Pa. The WTA says the 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic has died. In a Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, statement, the WTA say Novotna died after battling a cancer on Sunday, Nov. 19. She was 49. (AP Photo/Jim Graham, File)

Jana Novotna, former Wimbledon champion, dies at 49

- Associated Press

Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49.

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