Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 beating France's Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family, a WTA statement said.
Murray hasn't played on the pro circuit since the Wimbledon quarterfinals, where he limped out with a hip injury.
Djokovic has never missed a major tournament since he played his first major at the 2005 Australian Open. This is the third-longest active run among men and seventh-longest in history.
The Swiss great has had a sparkling 2017, having emerged victorious in five tournaments including his fifth Australian Open title in January and a record eighth-Wimbledon title this month.
Roger Federer expressed his concern with the mindset of the younger generation, who still have not been able to knock off the 30-plus elite from the top of the ranks.
The 23-year-old has struggled in the periods between her successes at Grand Slam level and outside of tennis. The Spaniard has won 2 major titles and has just appeared in two finals.
Capping a marvelous fortnight in which he never dropped a set, Roger Federer won his eighth Wimbledon trophy and 19th Grand Slam championship overall by overwhelming Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in merely 1 hour, 41 minutes.
Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title on Sunday, beating Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court.
After winning 19 titles, Roger Federer has created history at the All England Club as being the only player to win 8 titles. "The journey has been amazing", said Federer.
The big-serving Croat played with a blister on his left foot in Sunday's Wimbledon final against Roger Federer.
The Swiss maestro claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 beating Marin Cilic at the iconic Centre Court in London.
Roger Federer wins his record 8th Wimbledon title by overwhelming Croatia's Marin Cilic in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in a lopsided final at Centre Court in London.
"It's great to go out there and play somebody that you admire," Muguruza said after her famous win over Venus Williams in Wimbledon final.
Just weeks from turning 36, Federer has continued his resurgent season through this fortnight at the All England Club by beating 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the semifinals on Friday.
Russian duo Makarova and Vesnina beat Chinese Taipei's Chan Hao-ching and Romania's Monica Niculescu 6-0 6-0 in a match that lasted only half an hour.
It took them nearly four and half hours to beat the Austrian and Croat pair.
With Garbine Muguruza defeating her role model Venus Williams to claim the Wimbledon title, Roger Federer faces Marin Cilic to set a record at the All England Club.
Spain's Garbine Muguruza out-powered Venus Williams in straight sets to win her first title at the All England Club in London.
"It's a big deal. I love this tournament. All my dreams came true here as a player. To have another chance to go for No. 8 now, be kind of so close now at this stage, is a great feeling." Roger Federer
Just weeks from turning 36, Federer continued his resurgent season and unchallenged run through this fortnight at the All England Club by conjuring up just enough brilliance to beat 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych