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:


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


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


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.