FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2007 file photo, Jana Novotna of Spain reacts during a match against Martina Navratilova of the United Sates at the US Open tennis tournament in New York. The WTA says the 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic has died. In a Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 statement, the WTA say Novotna died after battling a cancer on Sunday, Nov. 19. She was 49.(AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)
It's been a rough year for top seeds at Wimbledon.