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The Top 10 Biggest Sports #Fails of All Time

For athletes on the world stage, nothing is worse than choking under pressure. Here are the 10 most memorable transgressors

7. Jana Novotna, Wimbledon, 1993

Jana Novotna
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The plot: Graf, right, had won the first set 7-6, but Novotna rallied back to dominate the second set 6-1 and was on the precipice of victory, leading the final and deciding set 4-1. In the sixth game, Novotna lead 40-30 and was just five points from winning the championship.

The choke: Novotna faltered on serve, double faulting with a chance to win the game. From there, she fell apart, missing a forehand volley and then an overhead into the net. One double fault followed another and within about ten minutes, Graf had won the deciding set 6-4.

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