The Czech Tennis star died after a long battle with cancer.

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) reported she died on Sunday surrounded by her family in the Czech Republic.

She won 24 WTA singles titles and 76 doubles titles including the Wimbledon singles title in 1998.

"The tennis world is so sad about the passing of Jana Novotna," Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova, who was helped through her own cancer battle by Novotna, said on Twitter. "I am gutted and beyond words -- Jana was a true friend and an amazing woman."

Novotna entered the Tennis Hall of fame in 2005.

"Jana was an inspiration both on and off court to anyone who had the opportunity to know her. Her star will always shine brightly in the history of the WTA," WTA Chief Executive Steve Simon said in a statement.