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Jana Novotna - From Choker to Winner

How the Czech player fought back from a tearful defeat to finally win Wimbledon in 1998.

In 1993, the Czech player Jana Novotna threw away a huge lead in the women's final at Wimbledon but captured the hearts of tennis fans by breaking down in tears on the shoulder of the Duchess of Kent, the tournament's patron. Five years later, Novotna was back on Centre Court..and this time she won. She tells her story to Kirsty McQuire. The programme is a Sparklab Production.

PHOTO: Jana Novotna with the Duchess of Kent after her 1993 defeat.

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