Tennis champion Petra Kvitova was attacked with a knife in her home in Czech Pepublic

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(…)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.

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