Re: Jana Novotna serve and volley club
I just came across a Czech-language upload of the end of Jana's 1996 Olympic match against Arantxa plus the end of the doubles SF tiebreak. I thought of Jana's career and thought of how she was relatively close to being a multiple Wimbledon singles titleist. Her biggest obstacle, as always, was Steffi Graf, although some would say it was her nerves. 1993? Finalist to Steffi. 1994? One set away from beating Martina. 1995? close SF against Steffi. 1996? Blown away, but a fairly clear favorite to win if she'd beaten Steffi in the QF. 1997? One set away from the title. Even in 1999, I saw her play well in round one (live), and she only went out to her nemesis of sorts, the eventual winner Lindsay Davenport.
It would be great to see more of her tennis online, but I rarely find new footage. If anyone has matches to upload or knows where to find some outside of YouTube, please share :-).