Ex-Wimbledon champ Kvitova injured by knife-wielding burglar

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Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was injured by a knife-wielding attacker at her house on Tuesday.

The 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion stated the damage to her left hand was "extreme."

Kvitova underwent 4 hours of surgical procedure on Tuesday and her restoration time is predicted to take a minimum of three months.

"The size of the damage is critical, however Petra is younger and powerful, in response to the surgeon, who sees no cause why she couldn't return to enjoying tennis," Karel Tejkal, spokesman for the Czech Fed Cup workforce, stated.
"Docs operated on all 5 fingers of her left hand and she or he will be unable to exert strain on the injured hand for 3 months," Tejkal stated.

"What occurred to me was definitely not nice, however it's behind me," Kvitova stated in an earlier assertion on the Fb web page of the Czech Republic's Fed Cup group. "I've the absolute best care and I am in contact with my family members. The worst is behind me."

Tejkal stated the incident, which he described as a housebreaking, occurred Tuesday morning within the japanese Czech city of Prostejov.

Prostejov police spokesman Frantisek Korinek stated the attacker, a person who's about 35 years previous, escaped from the scene and was at giant. He stated police have launched a manhunt.

Kvitova was scheduled to take part in a charity occasion within the metropolis of Brno on Tuesday with one other Czech participant, Lucie Safarova.

"It is horrible," Safarova informed Czech public radio. "Issues like which might be surprising to all of us. It might occur to anybody of us. That is actually horrible."

In April 1993, Monica Seles was on the peak of her success when she was stabbed within the again throughout a changeover at a event in Hamburg. A person reached over a courtside railing and knifed her, leaving an inch-deep slit between her shoulder blades.

Seles returned to the sport 27 months later and reached the 1995 U.S. Open last.

In an unrelated transfer earlier Tuesday, Kvitova withdrew from the Czech Republic workforce at subsequent month's Hopman Cup mixed-team tennis event due to a foot damage.