Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova injured in knife attack at home

The 26-year old tennis player reportedly suffered knife wounds to the tendons in her left hand

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova injured in knife attack at home

Czech Republic’s two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been injured by a knife-wielding attacker on Tuesday at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov.

The 26-year old tennis player reportedly suffered knife wounds to the tendons in her left hand and is receiving medical attention, media reports said.

Terming the incident as a burglary, cited spokesman Karel Tejkal said the attack occurred on Tuesday morning and her injuries were not life-threatening.


"It was a random criminal act," Tejkal was quoted by Czech news agency CTK as saying.

"She was assaulted in her apartment and is in the care of doctors, but her injuries are not life threatening,” Tejkal added.

According to police, the unidentified perpetrator broke into the house using a ruse.

Petra Kvitova, the world No 11, won the women’s singles titles at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, beating Victoria Azarenka and Eugenie Bouchard respectively.

Kvitova recently took to Twitter to confirm her withdrawal next month’s Hopman Cup due to a previous foot injury.

“I am so disappointed that I cannot play at the @hopmancup,” she tweeted on Monday.





Reports said Kvitova was due to compete with Adam Pavlasek to represent the Czech team at the Hopman Cup, starting from 1 January.

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