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Jana Novotna: Former Wimbledon champion dies at age of 49

Jana Novotna finally collected the Venus Rosewater Dish after her solitary major win in 1998 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. The Women’s Tennis Association said Novotna, who had cancer, “died peacefully, surrounded by her family”. The Czech player had lost in the Wimbledon final in 1993 and 1997 before winning the Grand Slam tournament when she beat Nathalie Tauziat in 1998. Novotna captured the hearts of fans when ...

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Andy Murray ‘most likely’ to miss rest of season with hip injury


Andy Murray says he will “most likely” miss the rest of the season because of his ongoing hip injury. The British world number two, 30, pulled out of the US Open two days before the tournament began and has not played since Wimbledon in July. He has withdrawn from October’s ATP Tour events in Beijing and Shanghai and will likely miss ...

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Wimbledon champion Boris Becker declared bankrupt

In 1985 Becker became the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon men's singles
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Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a London bankruptcy court. The 49-year-old owed a firm of private bankers a large sum and the court registrar said there was not enough credible evidence that he could pay. Mr Becker’s lawyers asked for a final chance to pay with the funds from remortgaging a property in Majorca. ...

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McDan pledges GH¢50,000 to renovate Accra Stadium tennis court

Dr Daniel Mckorley (in suit) addressing media personel after the inspection

The tennis courts at the Accra Sports Stadium are due for major face-lift following the decision of the Executive Chairman of the McDan Group, Dr. Daniel Mckorley, to renovate it at a cost of GHC 50,000. The courts are currently in a state of disrepair with only a few days to the start of Ghana’s flagship tennis tournament, the McDan ...

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