Tennis star injured by knife-wielding attacker at her home

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was injured by a knife-wielding attacker at her home today

The player’s spokesman, Karel Tejkal, says Kvitova suffered a left hand injury and has been treated by doctors. He said the injuries to Kvitova, who is left-handed, are not life-threatening.

In this Nov. 12, 2016 file picture Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova returns the ball to France's Caroline Garcia during the Fed Cup final in Strasbourg, France. Kvitova has been injured during an attack in her flat in the Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias,file)
In this Nov. 12, 2016 file picture Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova returns the ball to France’s Caroline Garcia during the Fed Cup final in Strasbourg, France. Kvitova has been injured during an attack in her flat in the Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias,file)

“What happened to me was certainly not pleasant, but it’s behind me,” Kvitova saysin a statement on the Facebook page of the Czech Republic’s Fed Cup team. “The main thing for me now is that the doctors find out what is the condition of my hand. I trust them and believe that everything will end up well.

“I have the best possible care and I’m in touch with my loved ones. The worst is behind me.”

It was not immediately clear how the injury could affect the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion’s play. Details of her injury were expected to be released later Tuesday.

Tejkal said the incident, which he described as a burglary, occurred Tuesday morning in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov.

Prostejov police spokesman Frantisek Korinek said the attacker, a man who is about 35 years old, escaped from the scene and was at large. He said police have launched a manhunt.

AP

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