Jana Novotna was a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. She played a serve and volley game, an increasingly rare style of play among women during her career.
She won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon in 1998 and was runner-up in three previous Grand Slam tournaments. Novotna also won 12 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles and four mixed doubles titles. She reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 2 in 1997 and achieved the No. 1 ranking in doubles.