Tennis fans know Petra Kvitova for her powerful left-hand groundstrokes, and for the variety of her shots. She’s won a multitude of career singles titles, most notably winning the Wimbledon Grand Slam titles in the years 2011 and 2014.
Petra Kvitova achieved her highest ranking as number 2 in the world in 2011 and is now ranked no. 11 by the WTA, tennis news reveals.
Petra Kvitova had plans to compete in the Australian Open in January 2017 but was a bit doubtful due to a foot injury. Now, tennis news says she has officially withdrawn from the tournament but on an entirely different, more serious concern.
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On Tuesday, the former Wimbledon champion had no idea that a utility person she had allowed into her home to read the meter turned out to be a burglar and attacked her with a knife. The assailant, around 35 years old, took 5,000 koruna before fleeing and is thought to be still at large, according to a report by The Guardian.
Petra Kvitova injuries
“As you may have already heard, today I was attacked in my apartment by an individual with a knife,” Petra Kvitova said. “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.”
Her doctors had spent hours tending to her wounds, repairing sliced tendons and nerves. They say she would be out of tennis for about three months. The injuries are not serious enough to end her career or to affect his game once fully healed.
“The injury is serious, but the surgeon says Petra Kvitova is young and healthy and there is no reason why she can’t resume tennis,” publicist Karel Tejkal said in a report by the BBC for tennis news.
The Wimbledon star admitted that she was “shaken,” but that she would “fight this.”
Investigations point out that the attack was a random crime. Petra wasn’t attacked for who she is.
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