Petra Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon champion was injured in the knife attack at her home on Tuesday. The tennis player said she is “fortunate to be alive” after such a shocking event.
The athlete from Czech Republic, Petra Kvitova, is undergoing surgery for severe lacerations to all four fingers on her left hand. On Tuesday, the left-handed tennis player has survived in the tragic incident. The knife-armed burglar intruded into her house in Prostejov, Czech Republic.
Petra defended herself and got severe lacerations to all four fingers on her left hand. She commented the incident:
“I am shaken. The injury is severe and I will need to see specialists.”
According to the Kvitova’s publicist, there was a random crime, nothing related to Petra personally, just a robbery.
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Kvitova won two Wimbledon Grand Slams, in 2011 and 2014, she is ranked 11 in the world and has won a career total of 19 titles.
It is understood she allowed someone posing as a utilities man access to her apartment and while defending herself in a struggle, suffered the injuries to her hand. The intruder is believed to have then run away and is being sought by police.
Kvitova has suffered damage to ligaments and tendons in her left hand, but the full extent of the injuries will not be known until after surgery later on Tuesday.
“Thank you for all your heart-warming messages.
“As you may have already heard, today I was attacked in my apartment by an individual with a knife. In my attempt to defend myself, I was badly injured on my left hand.
“I am shaken, but fortunate to be alive. The injury is severe and I will need to see specialists, but if you know anything about me I am strong and I will fight this. Thank you all again for your love and support and now I would appreciate some privacy while I focus on my recovery.”