The two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Petra Kvitova,26, was attacked by a man with a knife on Tuesday morning in her apartment in Prostejov, Czech Republic. the unidentified assailant entered Kvitova’s apartment under the guise of reading an electricity meter, and that Kvitova reportedly sustained slashed tendons in her fingers. “I was badly injured on my left hand.
(...)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,”” Kvitova wrote in a statement posted to her Facebook page hours after the assault. Karel Tejkal, a spokesman for the Czech Fed Cup team, characterized the incident to the Czech press as “a random criminal act.” Kvitova was transported to a hospital in Brno.He required surgery on Tuesday evening. The injuries were not considered life-threatening but any damage to her left hand could impact her play. Her spokesman, Karel Tejkal, told Czech Radio that it appeared to have been a random rather than planned crime. The Australian Open begins on Jan. 16. Last week, she won the WTA’s sportsmanship award for the fifth time in six years.