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Ex-Wimbledon champ Novotna dies at 49

(TSX / STATS) -- Former Wimbledon singles champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49 after battling cancer, the WTA announced Monday.

"It is with deep sadness that the WTA announces the passing on Sunday of Jana Novotna, the former WTA World No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles champion. After a long battle with cancer, Jana died peacefully, surrounded by her family in her native Czech Republic, aged 49," the WTA posted on its website.

Novotna won 24 WTA singles titles in 14 years on the professional women's circuit, along with 76 doubles titles. Having reached the Wimbledon singles final twice previously (1993, 1997), she defeated Frenchwoman Nathalie Tauziat to win the title in 1998. She also won the WTA Finals in 1997.


Dimitrov beats Goffin to win ATP Final

(TSX / STATS) -- Grigor Dimitrov defeated Belgium's David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to win the ATP Finals title in London.

It was the sixth-seeded Bulgarian's fourth title of the year and eighth career. Dimitrov will be ranked No. 3 when the year-end ATP rankings come out Monday. (MORE)

Nadal WDs from ATP Finals after loss

(TSX / STATS) -- World No. 1 Rafael Nadal withdrew from the ATP Finals with a knee injury shortly after he was upset in his opening match by David Goffin on Monday in London.

Nadal, who has been dealing with tendinitis in his right knee, rallied before dropping a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 decision to Goffin. (MORE)

Chung wins Next Gen for first ATP title

(TSX / STATS) -- South Korea's Hyeon Chung beat top seed Andrey Rublev of Russia 3-4 (5), 4-3 (2), 4-2, 4-2 in the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals championship on Saturday in Milan, Italy.

The 21-year-old Chung, seeded sixth, became the first South Korean to win an ATP World Tour singles trophy since Hyung-Taik Lee won the 2003 Sydney title. (MORE)

Unusual rules tested at Next Gen Finals

(TSX / STATS) -- The first day of the Next Gen ATP Finals on indoor hardcourts in Milan, Italy, focused more on the unusual rules being used than the players who are competing.

Borna Coric, Hyeon Chung, Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev won the four matches played Tuesday in the eight-man tournament for players age 21 and under, but the scores will look unusual. (MORE)

Goerges tops Vandeweghe to win WTA Elite

(TSX / STATS) -- Seventh-seeded Julia Goerges knocked off No. 2 seed CoCo Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-1 on Sunday in the final of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China.

Goerges reeled off 11 of the last 12 games against her American opponent in a big-hitting affair to capture back-to-back titles for the first time in the German's career following her win at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow two weeks ago. (MORE)

Wozniacki engaged to hoopster David Lee

(TSX / STATS) -- Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki announced her engagement to former NBA All-Star David Lee on Friday.

The engagement comes just days after the 27-year-old Wozniacki completed her season by winning the WTA Finals and claiming the world No. 3 ranking. (MORE)