Jana Novotna

October 02, 1968
Place of Birth:
Brno, Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 2

In sharp contrast with many other female champions of her era, Jana Novotna was not content to stay back and do battle form the baseline. This enormously appealing athlete from the Czech Republic was a complete player who crafted the serve-and-volley game with stunning effectiveness. No one in the women’s game has exhibited more command at the net. Novotna’s relentless aggression was backed up by a solid ground game. Winning Wimbledon in 1998 was surely the crowning moment in her career, but she also won 12 majors in women’s doubles.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Doubles Champion 1990, 1995
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1988-89

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1990-91, 1998


  • Singles Champion 1998
  • Doubles Champion 1989-90, 1995, 1998
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1989

US Open

  • Doubles Champion 1994, 1997-98
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1988

Career Achievements

  • Fed Cup Team Member 1987-93, 1995-98
  • Olympic Silver Medallist in Women’s Doubles 1988, 1996
  • Olympic Bronze Medallist in Women’s Singles 1996