Comeback of the century: Petra Kvitova

20th December, Petra Kvitova is brutally invaded in her own home by an intruder acting as a utilities man; the tennis star was stabbed, and had major damage to her tendons in her left hand; the injury took hours of surgery to reconstruct her hand. 

In a shocking attack, where Kvitova had said she was “fortunate to be alive”, the Czech player is on course to return just six months after the attack.

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The stabbing in the 26-year-old’s apartment in Prostejov, Czech Republic, left many fans and her coaching team fearing for her playing career – particularly when you consider the fact she’s left-handed.

Kvitova was making a real name of herself in tennis; winning Wimbledon in both 2011 and 2014, and how SW19 would welcome her back this coming July. Fortunately, it seems that her PR team are hopeful of the tennis star playing this summer:

“She is on track for Wimbledon… [and] she will make a last-minute decision about Roland Garros.”

Katie Spellman, Kvitova publicity manager

Petra Kvitová competing at the French Open - Image Source: Zimbio
Petra Kvitová competing at the French Open – Image Source: Zimbio

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The Czech star’s most successful French Open was in 2012 when she reached the semi-final; but, just getting to Roland Garros this year would be a remarkable achievement in itself.

Kvitova has had a very decorated career since her injury; reaching a career high of No.2 in the world in 2011, winning $22,891,696 – and counting – in prize money, as well as a bronze medal last summer in the Olympics.

We hope to see Petra on the court very soon.

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