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Wimbledon tennis champion dies at 49

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Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna died yesterday of cancer. She was 49.

"After a long battle with cancer, Jana died peacefully, surrounded by her family in her native Czech Republic," Women's Tennis Association officials said in a statement.

Novotna, who entered the tennis Hall of Fame in 2005, won her only singles grand slam at Wimbledon in 1998.

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