Petra Kvitova, a Czech female tennis star, was badly injured during a home invasion Tuesday morning. The two-time Wimbledon champion says that she was in her apartment when a man with a knife attacked her.
After the injury, she took some time to write a message on her Facebook wall to her fans.
Thank you for all your heartwarming 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.
Petra had already dropped out of the Hopman Cup because of a fractured foot injury. The timetable of her recovery is not yet known.
According to a spokesman for the Czech Federation Cup team, Petra was at her apartment when an unidentified man rang the doorbell and asked to check the electric meter. He gained entrance to the apartment and then attacked her with a knife, slashing tendons in her left hand.
The man ran off with $200 and cops say that a manhunt is on.
Obviously it’s a relief that she’s alive and not injured further, but Petra’s a lefty and plays with a two-handed backhand.
Who Is Petra Kvitova?
Petra Kvitova is a successful 26-year-old Czech tennis player who’s a 2-time Wimbledon Champion (2011, 2014). She’s currently ranked by the WTA at #11 in the world.