UK sports stars pay tribute to Baltacha's 'fighting spirit'

Former British athletes have paid tribute to tennis star Elena Baltacha, who died of liver cancer aged 30.

Ex-tennis star Annabel Croft, Olympian Sir Chris Hoy and former swimmer Sharron Davies tweeted:

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Just woken up to the sad news about Elena Baltacha passing away - We won't forget her fighting spirit .Far too young.

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Such sad news about Elena Baltacha. My thoughts go out to her family and friends.

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Rest in Peace Elena Baltacha...such very sad news, so much more to give....Her family & friends in our Thoughts.

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Tennis star Elena Baltacha dies of liver cancer, aged 30

Former British tennis number one Elena Baltacha has died of liver cancer, aged 30, her family have announced.