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Jana Novotná
Jana Novotna.JPG
Jana Novotná in 2003.
Country  Czechoslovakia (1987–1992)
 Czech Republic (1993–present)
Residence Brno, Czech Republic
Born (1968-10-02) 2 October 1968 (age 45)
Brno, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1987
Retired 1999
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $11,230,762
Int. Tennis HOF 2005 (member page)
Singles
Career record 571–225 (72.11%)
Career titles 24 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 2 (7 July 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1991)
French Open SF (1990, 1996)
Wimbledon W (1998)
US Open SF (1994, 1998)
Other tournaments
Championships W (1997)
Olympic Games Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal (1996)
Doubles
Career record 697–153
Career titles 76 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (27 August 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1990, 1995)
French Open W (1990, 1991, 1998)
Wimbledon W (1989, 1990, 1995, 1998)
US Open W (1994, 1997, 1998)
Other Doubles tournaments
Championships W (1995, 1997)
Olympic Games Silver medal.svg Silver medal (1988, 1996)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 4
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1988, 1989)
French Open 2R (1992)
Wimbledon W (1989)
US Open W (1988)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (1988)
Hopman Cup W (1994)
Last updated on: 24 March 2012.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Czechoslovakia
Women's Tennis
Silver 1988 Seoul Doubles
Competitor for  Czech Republic
Women's Tennis
Silver 1996 Atlanta Doubles
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Singles

Jana Novotná (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjana ˈnovotnaː]; born 2 October 1968 in Brno, Czechoslovakia) is a former 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.[1][2] She won the women's singles title at Wimbledon in 1998 and was runner-up in three previous Grand Slam tournaments. Novotná also won 12 Grand Slam women's doubles titles and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

Career[edit]

Jana Novotná turned professional in 1986. In the early years of her career, she was known primarily for her success as a doubles player. In the early 1990s, Novotná began to have success in singles once four-time Grand Slam singles champion Hana Mandlíková became her coach.

1990[edit]

At the 1990 French Open, Jana Novotná (seeded 11th) achieved her best results in Grand Slam singles play up until that point. Having reached the round of 16, she would have to deal with the Argentine Sabatini (seeded 4th). In their four previous meetings, Sabatini got the best of Jana in three of those matches, including two straight set wins over Novotná. This time proved to be different, as Jana turned the tables against Sabatini 6–4, 7–5. Although Jana had disposed of Sabatini, she would have to face yet another difficult opponent in the quarterfinals, Katerina Maleeva (seeded 8th) from Bulgaria. In their two previous meetings Novotná had lost both times, and after Katerina won the opening set, it appeared Jana was about to lose a third consecutive time to Katerina. However, Novotná came back to defeat Katerina Maleeva 4–6, 6–2, 6–4. Despite her success, Jana's toughest test by far would be against top seeded Steffi Graf of Germany in the semifinals. When Jana faced Steffi three years before at the 1987 French Open, Graf won handily in straight sets. And this time proved no different, as Steffi defeated Jana 6–1, 6–2.

1991[edit]

Novotná enjoyed an excellent start to the 1991 season at the Australian Open, where she beat Zina Garrison-Jackson 7–6, 6–4 in the round of 16 to advance on. But the path to the final became considerably more difficult, as Novotná had to contend with top seeded Steffi Graf in a quarterfinal encounter. In their ten previous meetings, Jana had lost each time against Steffi. But this time Novotná pulled the upset of her life, defeating Graf 5–7, 6–4, 8–6. Now just one win away from her first ever Grand Slam Final, Novotná would have to stop Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the semifinals to get there. Jana easily defeated Arantxa 6–2, 6–4, setting up a showdown against Monica Seles in the final. Though Jana took the opening set 7–5, Monica eventually won by a score of 5–7, 6–3, 6–1.

1993[edit]

Two years later, at the 1993 Wimbledon Championships, Novotná's game hit full stride, as she produced some of her finest tennis ever. But for Jana (seeded 8th) to capture the title, her path would have to go thru Sabatini (seeded 4th), Martina Navratilova (seeded 2nd) and top-seeded Steffi Graf. Jana beat Sabatini in the quarterfinals, Martina in the semis, before facing Steffi in the final. Going into her quarterfinal against Sabatini, Novotná had lost six consecutive matches against the Argentine. This time, Jana took Sabatini apart in straight sets, prevailing 6–4, 6–3. After Jana got rid of Sabatini, she then set her sights on a semifinal clash against Martina Navartilova, who had won each of their previous five matches. However, Jana defeated Martina 6–4, 6–4, setting up the Championship match against Steffi. After losing a tight first set, Novotná took a 6–7, 6–1, 4–1 lead. With victory seemingly in her grasp, she lost her nerve and allowed Graf to climb back into the match. Steffi took the next five games and the title. During the prize presentation ceremony, a distraught Jana burst into tears and cried on Katharine, Duchess of Kent's shoulder. The Duchess comforted her.

1997[edit]

It took four years for Novotná to reach another Wimbledon final. In 1997, she faced top seeded Martina Hingis, and lost in three sets. But to get back to the final, Jana had to get past Mary Joe Fernandez in the round of 16. After Mary Joe won a tight opening set 7–5, Jana secured the second set 6–4. In a tense 3rd set that would determine who moved on, Jana outlasted Mary Joe 7–5, then defeated Yayuk Basuki of Indonesia 6–3, 6–3 in the quarterfinals. Now back in the semifinals of Wimbledon again, Novotná's next opponent would be the Spaniard Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. Arantxa had prevailed against Jana in 7 of their 9 previous contests, but the majority of those matches were played on clay and hard-courts, Sanchez Vicario's best surfaces. On grass, Jana had a decided advantage, as she defeated Arantxa 6–4, 6–2. In the Final against Hingis, Novotná started out fast, taking the opening set 6–2. But Hingis found her stroke and won the second set 6–3 to even the match at one set apiece. The final set proved to be a mirror image of the 2nd set, as Martina prevailed 6–3, handing Jana her second loss in a Wimbledon Championship match. However, Novotná won the 1997 WTA Tour Championships and finished the year ranked a career-high World No. 2 in singles. In addition to winning the year end WTA Championship, Novotná captured three more WTA singles titles for the year.

1998: Wimbledon glory[edit]

Novotná's moment of Wimbledon glory finally arrived in 1998. After defeating Venus Williams in a close quarterfinal, Novotná avenged the previous year's loss by ousting Martina Hingis in a semifinal and veteran Nathalie Tauziat in the final. She became the oldest first-time Grand Slam singles winner in the Open Era at age 29 years and nine months. This record would be eclipsed by Francesca Schiavone in 2010 when she won the French Open at 29 years and eleven months.

Novotná won 12 Grand Slam women's doubles titles (four at Wimbledon, three at the French Open, three at the US Open, and two at the Australian Open) and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (two at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open). She was 11 times the year end top-ranked doubles player.

Novotná was a member of the Czechoslovakian team that won the Fed Cup in 1988. At the Olympic Games, Jana was a women's doubles silver medalist in 1988 and 1996 and a singles bronze medalist in 1996.

She won titles on all four surfaces and crossed the $10 million mark in career prize money in 1998, the fifth player to reach the milestone. She won more than 500 career singles matches, the 15th woman in the Open Era to accomplish the feat.

Novotná was named the 1998 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year with Martina Hingis, the 1997 International Tennis Federation Doubles Team of the Year with Lindsay Davenport, the 1996 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year with Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, with Gigi Fernández in 1991 and in 1989 and 1990 with Helena Suková.

Novotná retired from the professional tour in 1999. During her 14-year career, she won 100 titles (24 in singles and 76 in doubles). She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005.

From 2000-2002, Jana was a commentator for Wimbledon for the BBC. From 2009 onwards, Jana has played doubles at Wimbledon at the invitational draw. In 2010 her partner was Martina Navratilova. She has also played invitational doubles in the other grand slams.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1991 Australian Open Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 7–5, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 1993 Wimbledon Grass Germany Steffi Graf 6–7(6–8), 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 1997 Wimbledon Grass Switzerland Martina Hingis 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 1998 Wimbledon Grass France Nathalie Tauziat 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

Women's doubles: 23 (12 titles, 11 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1989 Wimbledon Grass Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–2
Winner 1990 Australian Open Hard Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Patty Fendick
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Winner 1990 French Open Clay Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 7–5
Winner 1990 Wimbledon Grass Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1990 US Open Hard Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1991 Australian Open Hard United States Gigi Fernández United States Patty Fendick
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
6–7(4–7), 1–6
Winner 1991 French Open Clay United States Gigi Fernández Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 1991 Wimbledon Grass United States Gigi Fernández Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 1991 US Open Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Pam Shriver
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 6–4, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 1992 Wimbledon Grass Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 1992 US Open Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–7(4–7), 1–6
Runner-up 1993 French Open Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1993 Wimbledon Grass Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 7–6(9–7), 4–6
Runner-up 1994 Wimbledon Grass Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 1–6
Winner 1994 US Open Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Robin White
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1995 Australian Open Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
Runner-up 1995 French Open Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 7–5
Winner 1995 Wimbledon Grass Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 1996 US Open Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1997 US Open Hard United States Lindsay Davenport United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1998 French Open Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 1998 Wimbledon Grass Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 3–6, 8–6
Winner 1998 US Open Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1988 Australian Open Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Martina Navratilova
United States Tim Gullikson
5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 1988 US Open Hard United States Jim Pugh Australia Elizabeth Smylie
United States Patrick McEnroe
7–5, 6–3
Winner 1989 Australian Open Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Zina Garrison
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1989 Wimbledon Grass United States Jim Pugh Australia Jenny Byrne
United States Mark Kratzmann
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1994 US Open Hard Australia Todd Woodbridge South Africa Elna Reinach
United States Patrick Galbraith
6–2, 6–4

Olympics[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 bronze medal)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Opponent Score
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Hard United States Mary Joe Fernandez 7–6(8–6), 6–4

Women's doubles: 2 (2 silver medals)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Silver 1988 Seoul Hard Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Zina Garrison
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–2, 10–8
Silver 1996 Atlanta Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
7–6(8–6), 6–4

Year-End Championships finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title, 0 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1997 New York City Carpet France Mary Pierce 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–3

Doubles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1991 New York City Carpet United States Gigi Fernández United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1992 New York City Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czech Republic Helena Suková
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner-up 1993 New York City Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1994 New York City Carpet Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Winner 1995 New York City Carpet Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1996 New York City Carpet Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1997 New York City Carpet United States Lindsay Davenport France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–2

WTA Tour Finals[edit]

Singles 40 (24–16)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–3)
WTA Tour Championships (1–0)
Tier I (2–0)
Tier II (11–8)
Tier III (5–3)
Tier IV (2–1)
Tier V (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–2)
Grass (2–3)
Clay (4–2)
Carpet (13–9)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 28 December 1987 Australia Brisbane Grass United States Pam Shriver 6–7(6), 6–7(4)
Winner 1. 28 November 1988 Australia Adelaide Hard Czechoslovakia Jana Pospíšilová 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1 May 1989 West Germany Hamburg Clay West Germany Steffi Graf w/o
Winner 2. 22 May 1989 France Strasbourg Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 16 October 1989 Switzerland Zürich Carpet West Germany Steffi Graf 1–6, 6–7(6)
Winner 3. 6 August 1990 United States Albuquerque Hard Peru Laura Gildemeister 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 7 January 1991 Australia Sydney Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 14 January 1991 Australia Australian Open Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 7–5, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 18 February 1991 United States Oklahoma City Hard (I) United States Anne Smith 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 30 September 1991 Germany Leipzig Carpet Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 10 February 1992 United States Chicago Carpet United States Martina Navratilova 6–7(4), 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 28 September 1992 Germany Leipzig Carpet Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 19 October 1992 United Kingdom Brighton Carpet Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(3)
Winner 6. 8 February 1993 Japan Osaka Carpet Japan Kimiko Date 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 21 June 1993 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Germany Steffi Graf 6–7(6), 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 27 September 1993 Germany Leipzig Carpet Germany Steffi Graf 2–6, 0–6
Winner 7. 18 October 1993 United Kingdom Brighton Carpet Germany Anke Huber 6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. 26 September 1994 Germany Leipzig Carpet France Mary Pierce 7–5, 6–1
Winner 9. 17 October 1994 United Kingdom Brighton Carpet Czech Republic Helena Suková 6–7(4), 6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 24 October 1994 Germany Essen Carpet Croatia Iva Majoli 6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. 20 February 1995 Austria Linz Carpet Germany Barbara Rittner 6–7(6), 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 19 February 1996 Germany Essen Carpet Croatia Iva Majoli 5–7, 6–1, 6–7(6)
Winner 12. 20 May 1996 Spain Madrid Clay Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 13. 14 October 1996 Switzerland Zürich Carpet Switzerland Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–2
Winner 14. 28 October 1996 United States Chicago Carpet United States Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 15. 11 November 1996 United States Philadelphia Carpet Germany Steffi Graf 6–4 ret.
Runner-up 12. 17 February 1997 Germany Hanover Carpet Croatia Iva Majoli 6–4, 6–7(2), 4–6
Winner 16. 19 May 1997 Spain Madrid Clay United States Monica Seles 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 23 June 1997 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Switzerland Martina Hingis 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 17. 22 September 1997 Germany Leipzig Carpet South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 18. 27 October 1997 Russia Moscow Carpet Japan Ai Sugiyama 6–3, 6–4
Winner 19. 17 November 1997 United States Chase Championships Carpet France Mary Pierce 7–6(4), 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 16 February 1998 Germany Hanover Carpet Switzerland Patty Schnyder 0–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 20. 23 February 1998 Austria Linz Hard (I) Belgium Dominique Van Roost 6–1, 7–6(2)
Runner-up 15. 27 April 1998 Germany Hamburg Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis 3–6, 5–7
Winner 21. 15 June 1998 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 7–5
Winner 22. 22 June 1998 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass France Nathalie Tauziat 6–4, 7–6(2)
Winner 23. 6 July 1998 Czech Republic Prague Clay France Sandrine Testud 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 16. 24 August 1998 United States New Haven Hard Germany Steffi Graf 4–6, 1–6
Winner 24. 15 February 1999 Germany Hanover Carpet United States Venus Williams 6–4, 6–4

Doubles 128 (76–52)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (12/11)
Olympic Gold (0/2)
WTA Championships (2/5)
Virginia Slims (5/1)
Tier I (15/8)
Tier II (28/18)
Tier III (5/4)
Tier IV & V (9/3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 May 1987 France Strasbourg Clay France Catherine Suire United States Kathleen Horvath
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
6–0, 6–2
Winner 2. 3 August 1987 United States San Diego Hard France Catherine Suire United States Elise Burgin
United States Sharon Walsh
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 21 September 1987 Germany Hamburg Clay Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Soviet Union Natalia Egorova
Soviet Union Leila Meskhi
7–6(1), 7–6(6)
Runner-up 1. 26 October 1987 Switzerland Zürich Carpet France Catherine Suire France Nathalie Herreman
France Pascale Paradis
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 15 February 1988 United States Oakland Carpet Czech Republic Hana Mandlíková United States Rosemary Casals
United States Martina Navratilova
6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 22 February 1988 United States Oklahoma City Carpet France Catherine Suire Sweden Catarina Lindqvist
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 29 February 1988 United States Wichita Hard (i) France Catherine Suire Soviet Union Natalia Egorova
Soviet Union Svetlana Parkhomenko
6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 2 May 1988 Italy Rome Clay France Catherine Suire Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Janine Thompson
6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 6. 25 July 1988 Germany Hamburg Clay Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen Germany Andrea Betzner
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–4, 6–2
Winner 7. 15 August 1988 Canada Montreal Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Zina Garrison
United States Pam Shriver
7–6(2), 7–6(6)
Winner 8. 22 August 1988 United States Mahwah Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 20 September 1988 International Olympic Committee Olympic Games Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Zina Garrison
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 6–2, 10–8
Runner-up 5. 28 November 1988 Australia Adelaide Hard United States Lori McNeil Germany Sylvia Hanika
Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
7–5, 6–7(4), 6–4
Winner 9. 2 January 1989 Australia Brisbane Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Patty Fendick
Canada Jill Hetherington
6–7(4), 6–1, 6–2
Winner 10. 13 March 1989 United States Boca Raton Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United Kingdom Jo Durie
United States Mary Joe Fernández
6–4, 6–2
Winner 11. 20 March 1989 United States Miami Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Gigi Fernández
United States Lori McNeil
7–6(5), 6–4
Winner 12. 24 April 1989 Spain Barcelona Clay Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–2, 2–6, 7–6(3)
Runner-up 6. 1 May 1989 Germany Hamburg Clay Czech Republic Helena Suková France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
walkover
Runner-up 7. 19 June 1989 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison
6–3, ret.
Winner 13. 26 June 1989 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Helena Suková Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–2
Winner 14. 16 October 1989 Switzerland Zürich Carpet Czech Republic Helena Suková France Nathalie Tauziat
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 23 October 1989 United Kingdom Brighton Carpet Australia Hana Mandlíková United States Katrina Adams
United States Lori McNeil
4–6, 7–6(7), 6–4
Runner-up 9. 6 November 1989 United States Chicago Carpet Czech Republic Helena Suková Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 15. 1 January 1990 Australia Brisbane Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Pam Shriver
6–3, 6–1
Winner 16. 8 January 1990 Australia Sydney Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 7–5
Winner 17. 15 January 1990 Australia Australian Open Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Patty Fendick
United States Mary Joe Fernández
7–6(5), 7–6(6)
Winner 18. 26 February 1990 United States Indian Wells Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 7–6(6)
Winner 19. 5 March 1990 United States Boca Raton Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Elise Burgin
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 6–2
Winner 20. 16 March 1990 United States Miami Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Betsy Nagelsen
United States Robin White
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 14 May 1990 Germany Berlin Clay Australia Hana Mandlíková Australia Nicole Bradtke
South Africa Elna Reinach
6–2, 6–1
Winner 21. 28 May 1990 France French Open Clay Czech Republic Helena Suková Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 7–5
Winner 22. 25 June 1990 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6–3, 6–4
Winner 23. 13 August 1990 United States Manhattan Beach Hard United States Gigi Fernández Argentina Mercedes Paz
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 27 August 1990 United States US Open Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 5 November 1990 United States Worcester Carpet United States Mary Joe Fernández United States Gigi Fernández
Czech Republic Helena Suková
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 24. 31 December 1990 Australia Brisbane Hard United States Gigi Fernández United States Patty Fendick
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 7 January 1991 Australia Sydney Hard United States Gigi Fernández Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 14 January 1991 Australia Australian Open Hard United States Gigi Fernández United States Patty Fendick
United States Mary Joe Fernández
7–6(4), 6–1
Winner 25. 11 February 1991 United States Chicago Carpet United States Gigi Fernández United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 15 March 1991 United States Miami Hard United States Gigi Fernández United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
7–5, 6–2
Winner 26. 29 April 1991 Germany Hamburg Clay Soviet Union Larisa Neiland Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czech Republic Helena Suková
7–5, 6–1
Winner 27. 27 May 1991 France French Open Clay United States Gigi Fernández Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 16. 17 June 1991 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass United States Gigi Fernández Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 24 June 1991 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass United States Gigi Fernández Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 28. 19 August 1991 United States Washington, D.C. Hard Soviet Union Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
5–7, 6–1, 7–6(10)
Runner-up 18. 26 August 1991 United States US Open Hard Soviet Union Larisa Neiland United States Pam Shriver
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(5)
Winner 29. 7 October 1991 Switzerland Zürich Carpet Czech Republic Andrea Strnadová United States Zina Garrison
United States Lori McNeil
6–4, 6–3
Winner 30. 14 October 1991 Germany Filderstadt Carpet United States Martina Navratilova United States Pam Shriver
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 31. 11 November 1991 United States Philadelphia Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 18 November 1991 United States New York City Carpet United States Gigi Fernández United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 32. 30 December 1991 Australia Brisbane Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Australia Nicole Bradtke
6–4, 6–3
Winner 33. 26 March 1992 United States Tampa Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 20. 30 March 1992 United States Hilton Head Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 21. 6 April 1992 United States Amelia Island Clay United States Zina Garrison Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–0
Winner 34. 11 May 1992 Germany Berlin Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–6(5), 4–6, 7–5
Winner 35. 15 June 1992 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 22 June 1992 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–1
Winner 36. 24 August 1992 United States San Diego Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland Spain Conchita Martínez
Argentina Mercedes Paz
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 23. 31 August 1992 United States US Open Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–6(4), 6–1
Winner 37. 28 September 1992 Germany Leipzig Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Patty Fendick
Czech Republic Andrea Strnadová
7–5, 7–6(4)
Winner 38. 19 October 1992 United Kingdom Brighton Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland Spain Conchita Martínez
Czech Republic Radka Zrubáková
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 24. 16 November 1992 United States New York City Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czech Republic Helena Suková
7–6(4), 6–1
Winner 39. 8 February 1993 Japan Osaka Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
6–1, 6–3
Winner 40. 15 February 1993 France Paris Carpet Czech Republic Andrea Strnadová United Kingdom Jo Durie
France Catherine Suire
7–6(2), 6–2
Runner-up 25. 1 March 1993 United States Delray Beach Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–2
Winner 41. 12 March 1993 United States Miami Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 26. 26 April 1993 Germany Hamburg Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland Germany Steffi Graf
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 7–6(5)
Winner 42. 3 May 1993 Italy Rome Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 27. 24 May 1993 France French Open Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 28. 14 June 1993 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 29. 21 June 1993 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–7(9), 6–4
Winner 43. 16 August 1993 Canada Toronto Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 30. 27 September 1993 Germany Leipzig Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 31. 15 November 1993 United States New York City Carpet Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 32. 10 January 1994 Australia Sydney Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
6–2, 6–3
Winner 44. 28 February 1994 United States Delray Beach Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–2, 6–0
Winner 45. 24 March 1994 United States Tampa Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 7–5
Winner 46. 25 April 1994 Germany Hamburg Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Russia Eugenia Maniokova
Georgia (country) Leila Meskhi
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 33. 9 May 1994 Germany Berlin Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 7–6(2)
Runner-up 34. 20 June 1994 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–1
Winner 47. 1 August 1994 United States San Diego Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Ginger Helgeson
Australia Rachel McQuillan
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 35. 8 August 1994 United States Los Angeles Hard United States Lisa Raymond France Julie Halard-Decugis
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 0–6, 6–1
Winner 48. 29 August 1994 United States US Open Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Robin White
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 36. 17 October 1994 United Kingdom Brighton Carpet United States Mary Joe Fernández Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Latvia Larisa Neiland
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 37. 14 November 1994 United States New York City Carpet Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–7(4), 6–3
Winner 49. 9 January 1995 Australia Sydney Hard United States Lindsay Davenport United States Patty Fendick
United States Mary Joe Fernández
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 50. 16 January 1995 Australia Australian Open Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–7(3), 6–4
Winner 51. 6 March 1995 United States Delray Beach Hard United States Mary Joe Fernández United States Lori McNeil
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–0
Winner 52. 17 March 1995 United States Miami Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 38. 29 May 1995 France French Open Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–7(6), 6–4, 7–5
Winner 53. 19 June 1995 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 54. 26 June 1995 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 55. 13 November 1995 United States New York City Carpet Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Winner 56. 12 February 1996 France Paris Carpet Netherlands Kristie Boogert France Julie Halard-Decugis
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–3
Winner 57. 21 March 1996 United States Miami Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–4
Winner 58. 1 April 1996 United States Hilton Head Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernández
6–2, 6–3
Winner 59. 20 May 1996 Spain Madrid Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
7–6(4), 6–2
Winner 60. 17 June 1996 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 39. 23 July 1996 International Olympic Committee Olympic Games Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernández
7–6(6), 6–4
Runner-up 40. 26 August 1996 United States US Open Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 61. 7 October 1996 Germany Filderstadt Hard (i) United States Nicole Arendt Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 41. 18 November 1996 United States New York City Carpet Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
6–3, 6–2
Winner 62. 10 February 1997 France Paris Carpet Switzerland Martina Hingis France Alexandra Fusai
Italy Rita Grande
6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 42. 31 March 1997 United States Hilton Head Clay United States Lindsay Davenport Switzerland Martina Hingis
United States Mary Joe Fernández
7–5, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 63. 7 April 1997 United States Amelia Island Clay United States Lindsay Davenport United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
6–3, 6–0
Winner 64. 12 May 1997 Germany Berlin Clay United States Lindsay Davenport United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 65. 25 August 1997 United States US Open Hard United States Lindsay Davenport United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–4
Winner 66. 22 September 1997 Germany Leipzig Carpet Switzerland Martina Hingis Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 43. 6 October 1997 Germany Filderstadt Hard (i) United States Lindsay Davenport Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(4), 3–6, 7–6(3)
Runner-up 44. 10 November 1997 United States Philadelphia Carpet United States Lindsay Davenport United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 7–5
Winner 67. 17 November 1997 United States New York City Carpet United States Lindsay Davenport France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–7(5), 6–3, 6–2
Winner 68. 19 March 1998 United States Miami Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 45. 27 April 1998 Germany Hamburg Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
7–6(3), 3–6, 6–3
Winner 69. 25 May 1998 France French Open Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 7–6(4)
Winner 70. 15 June 1998 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass South Africa Mariaan de Swardt Spain Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
6–1, 6–3
Winner 71. 22 June 1998 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 3–6, 8–6
Winner 72. 17 August 1998 Canada Montreal Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 46. 24 August 1998 United States New Haven Hard South Africa Mariaan de Swardt France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–0
Winner 73. 31 August 1998 United States US Open Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 47. 1 February 1999 Japan Tokyo Carpet Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 48. 5 March 1999 United States Indian Wells Hard United States Mary Joe Fernández Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
6–2, 6–2
Winner 74. 18 March 1999 United States Miami Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Monica Seles
0–6, 6–4, 7–6(1)
Winner 75. 29 March 1999 United States Hilton Head Clay Russia Elena Likhovtseva Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 49. 26 April 1999 Germany Hamburg Clay South Africa Amanda Coetzer Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 50. 10 May 1999 Germany Berlin Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini France Alexandra Fusai
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 51. 14 June 1999 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass Belarus Natasha Zvereva Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
6–4, ret.
Winner 76. 16 August 1999 Canada Toronto Hard France Mary Pierce Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 52. 23 August 1999 United States New Haven Hard Russia Elena Likhovtseva United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–6(1), 6–2

Singles performance timeline[edit]

 Czechoslovakia  Czech Republic
Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 3R 3R F 4R 2R QF 4R A A A 3R 23–9
French Open A 1R 3R 1R QF SF QF 4R QF 1R 3R SF 3R QF 4R 41–14
Wimbledon A 1R 4R 2R 4R QF 2R 3R F QF SF QF F W QF 53–13
US Open A LQ 4R 1R 2R QF 4R 1R 4R SF QF QF QF SF 3R 39–14
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking 306 171 47 35 11 13 7 10 6 4 11 5 2 3 NR

Women's doubles performance timeline[edit]

 Czechoslovakia  Czech Republic
Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A QF SF W F QF QF SF W A A A 3R 36–7
French Open 2R 3R A SF W W SF F A F SF 3R W QF 48–9
Wimbledon A 2R 3R W W F F F F W QF QF W SF 56–8
US Open A 3R 3R 3R F F F 2R W QF F W W 3R 49–10
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking 137 24 13 5 2 1 4 4 4 2 3 6 3 NR

Mixed doubles performance timeline[edit]

 Czechoslovakia  Czech Republic
Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open W W A A A A A 10–0
French Open A A A A 2R A A 0–1
Wimbledon 2R W SF A A A A 11–2
US Open W 2R A A A A F 10–2

Awards and recognitions[edit]

WTA Tour career earnings[edit]

Year Grand Slam
singles titles
WTA
singles titles
Total
singles titles
Earnings ($) Money list rank
1986–88 0 1 1 439,958 n/a
1989 0 1 1 360,896 7
1990 0 1 1 645,500 5
1991 0 2 2 766,369 6
1992 0 0 0 511,184 8
1993 0 2 2 926,646 6
1994 0 3 3 876,119 4
1995 0 1 1 787,936 5
1996 0 4 4 1,354,307 3
1997 0 4 4 1,685,115 2
1998 1 3 4 2,153,800 3
1999 0 1 1 741,454 11
Career 1 23 24 11,249,284 19

Record against other top players[edit]

Jana Novotná's win-loss record against certain players who have been ranked World No. 10 or higher is as follows:

Players who have been ranked World No. 1 are in boldface.

References[edit]

External links[edit]