Petra Kvitova Severely Injures Left Hand During Home Invasion Attack
by Tom Gainey | December 20th, 2016, 10:01 am

In disturbing news out of the Czech Republic, 2-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was injured during an invasion at her home in Prostejov.

Kvitova wrote on social media after revealing her hand was severely injured by the knife-wielding intruder, but that she’s ok.

“Thank you for all your heartwarming messages,” Kvitova wrote on Facebook. “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”.

According to media reports, Kvitova was robbed and attacked in her 3-story flat around 8:30am this morning. Kvitova’s spokesman Karel Tejkal called it a random burglary instead of a criminal who targetted Kvitova.

But Kvitova, who has been released from the hospital, reportedly suffered damage to the tendons in her left hand.

Police remain on the hunt for the intruder.


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7 Comments for Petra Kvitova Severely Injures Left Hand During Home Invasion Attack

Danica Says:

I’ve just heard this on the news.
Terrible :(.
Speedy recovery Petra! ♡

RZ Says:

This is so sad and horrible all around. Glad she is okay aside from her hand injuries. I hope she didn’t do so much damage to her left hand that she can’t play again, and I also hope that she won’t be emotionally scarred by this encounter. Anna Chakvetadze was tied up in a home invasion/burglary in 2007 and was never the same player again afterward.

SG1 Says:

Horrible. I feel sick just reading about it. The injury or injuries sound very serious given the unwillingness to divulge their full nature. Hopefully she can make a full and speedy recovery. I don’t know if there’s anything worse that can happen to an athlete. Hopefully, her peers will rally around her.

jalep Says:

They are…her peers are rallying, tweeting, supportive. She’s very close to her Czech teammates; also loved by many and seen as a gentle soul in the WTA. Martina Navratilova sent a message to her in Czech! I feel awful about this. She was just getting her mojo back after having mono in 2015 – then a series of lesser injuries while getting her fitness back. She was still dealing with a stress fracture in her foot and had cancelled Hopman Cup – but aiming for AO.

Love you Petra… Pojd!

jane Says:

so sad and awful; i just love petra – wishing her support & strength right now. <3

Margot Says:

Absolutely horrible for Petra, happening in her own home is awful, it’s where she should feel safest.
Hope she can make a full recovery.

RZ Says:

Read an update on Petra – she had surgery on her left hand that repaired damage to her tendons and 2 nerves. She has to wear a cast for 6-8 weeks and won’t be able to bear weight for 3 months.

So it sounds like the soonest she would be back on the court would be clay season.

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