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Jana Novotna

Jana Novotna
  • Residence: Brno, Czech Republic
  • Date of Birth: 02 Oct 1968
  • Birthplace: Brno, Czech Republic
  • Height: 5'9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 139 lbs. (63 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Status: Pro Feb. 26, 1987/Retired 1999

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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 24
WTA Doubles Titles - 76
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 2
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 6
Prize Money $0 $11,230,762
W/L - Singles - - - 571 - 225
W/L - Doubles - - - 697 - 153
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07-Jul-1997 (2) 27-Aug-1990 (1)
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Captured 1998 Wimbledon singles and doubles titles, becoming the oldest first-time Grand Slam singles winner in the Open Era at age 29 years and nine months...Won titles on all four surfaces...Crossed the $10 million mark in career prize money in 1998, the fifth player to reach the milestone...Had a mathematical shot to earn the No. 1 ranking at the 1998 US Open had she won the tournament (reached semifinals)...Won more than 500 career singles matches, the 15th woman in the Open Era to accomplish the feat...Won the 1997 season-ending championships singles and doubles; qualified for the season-ending tour championships in singles and doubles every year 1989-98 and also qualified in doubles in 1987... Ended 1997 ranked No. 2 in the world, her best season-ending ranking...Reached the final of 1993 Wimbledon with wins over Gabriela Sabatini and Martina Navratilova; fell to Steffi Graf 7-6(8-6), 1-6, 6-4 in 2-hour, 14-minute final; also reached 1997 Wimbledon final...Won 1996 Olympic Bronze Medal in singles and Silver in doubles, and won 1988 Silver Medal in doubles...Named the 1998 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year with Martina Hingis and was a finalist for Player of the Year honors; 1997 International Tennis Federation Doubles Team of the Year with Lindsay Davenport; 1996 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, with Gigi Fernandez in 1991 and in 1989 and 1990 with Helena Sukova...Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.
SINGLES
Winner (24): 1999 - Hannover; 1998 - Wimbledon, Linz, Eastbourne, Prague; 1997 - Tour Championships, Madrid, Leipzig, Moscow; 1996 - Madrid, Zurich, Chicago, Philadelphia; 1995 - Linz; 1994 - Leipzig, Brighton, Essen; 1993 - Osaka, Brighton; 1991 - Sydney, Oklahoma City; 1990 - Albuquerque; 1989 - Strasbourg; 1988 - Adelaide.
Finalist (17): 1998 - Hannover, Hamburg, New Haven; 1997 - Hannover, Eastbourne, Wimbledon; 1996 - Essen; 1993 - Wimbledon, Leipzig; 1992 - Chicago, Leipzig, Brighton; 1991 - Australian Open, Leipzig; 1989 - Hamburg, Zurich; 1988 - Brisbane.

DOUBLES
Winner (76): 1999 - Miami (w/Hingis), Hilton Head (w/Likhovtseva), Toronto (w/Pierce); 1998 - Miami, Toronto, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open (all w/Hingis); Eastbourne (w/de Swardt); 1997 - US Open (w/Davenport), Tour Championships, Amelia Island, Berlin (all w/Davenport), Leipzig, Paris [Indoors] (both w/Hingis); 1996 - Paris [Indoors] (w/Boogert), Miami, Hilton Head, Madrid, Eastbourne (all w/Sánchez-Vicario), Filderstadt (w/Arendt); 1995 - Australian Open, Wimbledon, Tour Championships, Miami, Eastbourne (all w/Sánchez-Vicario), Sydney (w/Davenport), Delray Beach (w/MJ Fernandez); 1994 - US Open, Delray Beach, Wesley Chapel, Hamburg, San Diego (all w/Sánchez-Vicario); 1993 - Miami, Osaka, Toronto (all w/Neiland), Paris [Indoors] (w/A. Strnadova), Rome (w/Sánchez-Vicario); 1992 - Brisbane, Wesley Chapel, Berlin, Eastbourne, San Diego, Leipzig, Brighton (all w/Neiland); 1991 - Roland Garros, Brisbane, Chicago (all w/G. Fernandez), Hamburg, Washington DC, Philadelphia (all w/Neiland), Zurich (w/A. Strnadova), Filderstadt (w/Navratilova); 1990 - Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Miami, Brisbane, Sydney, Indian Wells, Boca Raton (all w/Sukova), Los Angeles (w/G. Fernandez); 1989 - Wimbledon, Miami, Boca Raton, Brisbane, Zurich (all w/Sukova), Barcelona (w/Scheuer-Larsen); 1988 - Oklahoma City, Rome (both w/Suire), Hamburg (w/Scheuer-Larsen), Montreal, Mahwah (both w/Sukova); 1987 - Hamburg (w/Kohde-Kilsch), Strasbourg, San Diego (both w/Suire).
Finalist (52): 1999 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Hingis), Indian Wells (w/MJ. Fernandez), Hamburg (w/Coetzer), Berlin (w/Tarabini), Eastbourne (w/Zvereva), New Haven (w/Likhovtseva); 1998 - Hamburg (w/Hingis), New Haven (w/De Swardt); 1997 - Hilton Head, Filderstadt, Philadelphia (all w/Davenport); 1996 - US Open, Tour Championships (both w/Sánchez-Vicario), Olympics (w/Sukova); 1995 - Roland Garros (w/Sánchez-Vicario); 1994 - Sydney, Berlin, Wimbledon, Tour Championships (all w/Sánchez-Vicario), Los Angeles (w/Raymond), Brighton (w/MJ. Fernandez); 1993 - Delray Beach, Hamburg, Roland Garros, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Leipzig, Tour Championships (all w/Neiland); 1992 - Hilton Head, Wimbledon, US Open, Tour Championships (all w/Neiland), Amelia Island (w/Garrison); 1991 - Sydney, Australian Open, Miami, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Tour Championships (all w/G. Fernandez), US Open (w/Neiland); 1990 - Berlin (w/Mandlikova), US Open (w/Sukova), Worcester (w/MJ. Fernandez); 1989 - Hamburg, Eastbourne, Chicago (all w/Sukova), Brighton (w/Mandlikova); 1988 - Oakland (w/Mandlikova), Wichita (w/Suire), Olympics (w/Sukova), Adelaide (w/McNeil); 1987 - Zurich (w/Suire).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (5): 1989 - Australian Open, Wimbledon (both w/Pugh); 1988 - Australian Open, US Open (both w/Pugh); 1987 - Miami (w/Mercir).
Finalist (1): 1994 - US Open (w/Woodbridge).

ADDITIONAL
Czech Fed Cup Team 1987-93, 1995-98. Czech Olympic Team 1988, 1992. Czech Republic Olympic Team 1996.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 24
WTA Doubles Titles - 76
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 2
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 6
Prize Money $0 $11,230,762
W/L - Singles - - - 571 - 225
W/L - Doubles - - - 697 - 153

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
23 / 9 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3r - - - 4r QF 2r 4r
38 / 14 FRENCH OPEN 4r QF 3r SF 3r 1r QF 4r
50 / 13 WIMBLEDON QF W F QF SF QF F 3r
38 / 13 US OPEN 3r SF QF QF QF SF 4r 1r
W/L   1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985
23 / 9 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 3r 3r 1r - - -
38 / 14 FRENCH OPEN QF SF QF 1r 3r 1r -
50 / 13 WIMBLEDON 2r QF 4r 2r 4r 1r -
38 / 13 US OPEN 4r QF 2r 1r 4r - -

Doubles

W/L   1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
36 / 7 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3r - - - W SF QF QF
48 / 9 FRENCH OPEN QF W 3r SF F - F SF
57 / 9 WIMBLEDON SF W QF QF W F F F
50 / 10 US OPEN 3r W W F QF W 2r F
W/L   1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985
36 / 7 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F W SF QF - - -
48 / 9 FRENCH OPEN W W SF - 3r 2r -
57 / 9 WIMBLEDON F W W 3r 2r - -
50 / 10 US OPEN F F 3r 3r 3r - -

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Jana Novotna Results

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/1999 US OPEN R32 56
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON Q 226
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R16 100
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 90
28/09/1998 MUNICH - GRAND SLAM CUP Q 0
31/08/1998 US OPEN S 468
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON W 1014
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN Q 232
25/08/1997 US OPEN Q 245
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON F 549
Date Tournament Round Points
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R32 56
26/08/1996 US OPEN Q 186
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q 171
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN S 410
28/08/1995 US OPEN Q 200
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON S 400
29/05/1995 FRENCH OPEN R32 55
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
29/08/1994 US OPEN S 400
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON Q 200
Date Tournament Round Points
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 200
30/08/1993 US OPEN R16 110
21/06/1993 WIMBLEDON F 630
24/05/1993 FRENCH OPEN Q 200
18/01/1993 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 27
31/08/1992 US OPEN R128 13
22/06/1992 WIMBLEDON R32 50
25/05/1992 FRENCH OPEN R16 100
13/01/1992 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 100
Date Tournament Round Points
26/08/1991 US OPEN R16 100
24/06/1991 WIMBLEDON R64 25
27/05/1991 FRENCH OPEN Q 190
14/01/1991 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 575
27/08/1990 US OPEN Q 190
25/06/1990 WIMBLEDON Q 190
28/05/1990 FRENCH OPEN S 370
15/01/1990 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 50
28/08/1989 US OPEN R64 25
26/06/1989 WIMBLEDON R16 100
Date Tournament Round Points
29/05/1989 FRENCH OPEN Q 190
16/01/1989 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 50
29/08/1988 US OPEN R128 13
20/06/1988 WIMBLEDON R64 25
23/05/1988 FRENCH OPEN R128 13
11/01/1988 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 13
31/08/1987 US OPEN R16 0
22/06/1987 WIMBLEDON R16 0
25/05/1987 FRENCH OPEN R32 0
25/08/1986 US OPEN Q - R32 0
Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/1986 WIMBLEDON Q 0
26/05/1986 FRENCH OPEN Q 0
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
1998 3 3
1997 2 6
1996 5 3
1995 11 2
1994 4 4
1993 6 4
1992 10 4
1991 7 1
1990 13 2
1989 11 5
1988 36 13
1987 47 24
1986 171 137
1985 306 0
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
07-Jul-1997 (2) 27-Aug-1990 (1)

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Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/1999 US OPEN R32 56
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON Q 226
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R16 100
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 90
28/09/1998 MUNICH - GRAND SLAM CUP Q 0
31/08/1998 US OPEN S 468
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON W 1014
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN Q 232
25/08/1997 US OPEN Q 245
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON F 549
Date Tournament Round Points
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R32 56
26/08/1996 US OPEN Q 186
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q 171
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN S 410
28/08/1995 US OPEN Q 200
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON S 400
29/05/1995 FRENCH OPEN R32 55
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
29/08/1994 US OPEN S 400
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON Q 200
Date Tournament Round Points
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 200
30/08/1993 US OPEN R16 110
21/06/1993 WIMBLEDON F 630
24/05/1993 FRENCH OPEN Q 200
18/01/1993 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 27
31/08/1992 US OPEN R128 13
22/06/1992 WIMBLEDON R32 50
25/05/1992 FRENCH OPEN R16 100
13/01/1992 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 100
Date Tournament Round Points
26/08/1991 US OPEN R16 100
24/06/1991 WIMBLEDON R64 25
27/05/1991 FRENCH OPEN Q 190
14/01/1991 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 575
27/08/1990 US OPEN Q 190
25/06/1990 WIMBLEDON Q 190
28/05/1990 FRENCH OPEN S 370
15/01/1990 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 50
28/08/1989 US OPEN R64 25
26/06/1989 WIMBLEDON R16 100
Date Tournament Round Points
29/05/1989 FRENCH OPEN Q 190
16/01/1989 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 50
29/08/1988 US OPEN R128 13
20/06/1988 WIMBLEDON R64 25
23/05/1988 FRENCH OPEN R128 13
11/01/1988 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 13
31/08/1987 US OPEN R16 0
22/06/1987 WIMBLEDON R16 0
25/05/1987 FRENCH OPEN R32 0
25/08/1986 US OPEN Q - R32 0
Date Tournament Round Points
23/06/1986 WIMBLEDON Q 0
26/05/1986 FRENCH OPEN Q 0

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points
16/11/1998 CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 54
17/11/1997 CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS W 562
18/11/1996 CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS S 263
13/11/1995 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 100
14/11/1994 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS Q 190
15/11/1993 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS Q 190
16/11/1992 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS Q 190
18/11/1991 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS S 370
12/11/1990 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 100
13/11/1989 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 100
Date Tournament Round Points

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
04/10/1999 FILDERSTADT R32 1
20/09/1999 LUXEMBOURG R32 1
23/08/1999 NEW HAVEN R16 1
16/08/1999 TORONTO R32 1
10/05/1999 BERLIN R32 1
26/04/1999 HAMBURG Q 60
19/04/1999 BUDAPEST R32 1
29/03/1999 HILTON HEAD S 163
15/03/1999 MIAMI Q 125
01/03/1999 INDIAN WELLS Q 79
Date Tournament Round Points
15/02/1999 HANNOVER W 311
01/02/1999 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) S 150
09/11/1998 PHILADELPHIA R16 1
05/10/1998 FILDERSTADT R16 1
24/08/1998 NEW HAVEN F 180
17/08/1998 MONTREAL S 178
06/07/1998 PRAGUE W 152
15/06/1998 EASTBOURNE W 329
11/05/1998 BERLIN S 183
04/05/1998 ROME R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
27/04/1998 HAMBURG F 175
30/03/1998 HILTON HEAD R16 44
16/03/1998 MIAMI Q 114
23/02/1998 LINZ W 272
16/02/1998 HANNOVER F 213
09/02/1998 PARIS S 123
10/11/1997 PHILADELPHIA Q 60
03/11/1997 CHICAGO Q 60
27/10/1997 MOSCOW W 364
13/10/1997 ZURICH S 140
Date Tournament Round Points
06/10/1997 FILDERSTADT R16 1
22/09/1997 LEIPZIG W 304
18/08/1997 ATLANTA Q 73
16/06/1997 EASTBOURNE F 188
19/05/1997 MADRID W 268
12/05/1997 BERLIN S 173
07/04/1997 AMELIA ISLAND R16 41
31/03/1997 HILTON HEAD R16 46
17/03/1997 MIAMI S 183
17/02/1997 HANNOVER F 209
Date Tournament Round Points
10/02/1997 PARIS S 135
03/02/1997 LINZ S 96
11/11/1996 PHILADELPHIA W 305
28/10/1996 CHICAGO W 315
14/10/1996 ZURICH W 366
07/10/1996 FILDERSTADT Q 66
19/08/1996 SAN DIEGO S 115
17/06/1996 EASTBOURNE S 151
20/05/1996 MADRID W 257
01/04/1996 HILTON HEAD S 201
Date Tournament Round Points
25/03/1996 MIAMI R32 25
26/02/1996 LINZ Q 49
19/02/1996 ESSEN F 209
12/02/1996 PARIS R32 1
16/10/1995 BRIGHTON R16 18
02/10/1995 ZURICH Q 105
25/09/1995 LEIPZIG Q 70
14/08/1995 TORONTO S 210
01/05/1995 HAMBURG R16 18
20/03/1995 MIAMI S 225
Date Tournament Round Points
20/02/1995 LINZ W 190
13/02/1995 PARIS S 135
24/10/1994 ESSEN W 300
17/10/1994 BRIGHTON W 300
26/09/1994 LEIPZIG W 300
08/08/1994 LOS ANGELES Q 70
01/08/1994 SAN DIEGO Q 70
09/05/1994 BERLIN S 210
25/04/1994 HAMBURG S 135
14/03/1994 MIAMI Q 110
Date Tournament Round Points
31/01/1994 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R16 55
18/10/1993 BRIGHTON W 300
04/10/1993 ZURICH R32 28
27/09/1993 LEIPZIG F 210
16/08/1993 TORONTO R16 55
17/05/1993 STRASBOURG S 85
03/05/1993 ROME R32 13
26/04/1993 HAMBURG S 135
22/03/1993 HOUSTON S 135
15/03/1993 MIAMI Q 110
Date Tournament Round Points
15/02/1993 PARIS S 135
08/02/1993 OSAKA W 190
01/02/1993 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) S 210
19/10/1992 BRIGHTON F 210
05/10/1992 ZURICH S 135
28/09/1992 LEIPZIG F 170
24/08/1992 SAN DIEGO R16 30
15/06/1992 EASTBOURNE Q 70
11/05/1992 BERLIN R16 50
27/04/1992 HAMBURG Q 70
Date Tournament Round Points
06/04/1992 AMELIA ISLAND Q 70
30/03/1992 HILTON HEAD R16 50
10/02/1992 CHICAGO F 210
06/01/1992 SYDNEY Q 55
30/12/1991 BRISBANE R16 20
14/10/1991 FILDERSTADT Q 70
07/10/1991 ZURICH Q 70
30/09/1991 LEIPZIG F 170
19/08/1991 WASHINGTON DC Q 70
17/06/1991 EASTBOURNE Q 70
Date Tournament Round Points
13/05/1991 BERLIN S 170
29/04/1991 HAMBURG Q 70
01/04/1991 HILTON HEAD Q 85
18/02/1991 OKLAHOMA CITY W 190
11/02/1991 CHICAGO R16 18
07/01/1991 SYDNEY W 240
31/12/1990 BRISBANE R16 20
15/10/1990 FILDERSTADT Q 70
08/10/1990 ZURICH S 135
13/08/1990 LOS ANGELES R16 35
Date Tournament Round Points
06/08/1990 ALBUQUERQUE W 190
18/06/1990 EASTBOURNE S 135
14/05/1990 BERLIN R16 45
26/03/1990 SAN ANTONIO Q 55
19/03/1990 MIAMI R16 55
05/03/1990 BOCA RATON Q 70
26/02/1990 INDIAN WELLS R16 35
08/01/1990 SYDNEY R16 30
01/01/1990 BRISBANE Q 45
06/11/1989 CHICAGO R32 18
Date Tournament Round Points
23/10/1989 BRIGHTON S 135
16/10/1989 ZURICH F 170
21/08/1989 TORONTO Q 85
14/08/1989 MAHWAH R32 14
17/07/1989 BRUSSELS Q 25
22/05/1989 STRASBOURG W 110
01/05/1989 HAMBURG F 170
24/04/1989 BARCELONA S 50
27/03/1989 MIAMI Q 110
13/03/1989 BOCA RATON S 170
Date Tournament Round Points
06/03/1989 INDIAN WELLS Q 70
02/01/1989 BRISBANE Q 45
28/11/1988 ADELAIDE W 110
17/10/1988 ZURICH R32 14
10/10/1988 FILDERSTADT R16 35
22/08/1988 MAHWAH R32 14
25/07/1988 HAMBURG R16 30
09/05/1988 BERLIN R64 11
02/05/1988 ROME R64 7
11/04/1988 AMELIA ISLAND R32 23
Date Tournament Round Points
04/04/1988 HILTON HEAD R32 23
21/03/1988 MIAMI R128 6
29/02/1988 WICHITA Q 45
22/02/1988 OKLAHOMA CITY Q 45
15/02/1988 OAKLAND R16 35
04/01/1988 SYDNEY R16 30
28/12/1987 BRISBANE F 135

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