Kvitova: Tennis star injured in robbery in her apartment

By Daily Sports on December 21, 2016

Views: 3,009

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she is "shaken, but fortunate to be alive" after being severely injured by a knife-wielding robber in her apartment Tuesday.

The Czech tennis star suffered damage to the tendons and nerves of her left, playing hand and underwent nearly four hours of surgery.

"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," she said on her Facebook page before her lengthy operation.

"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."

Czech police told CNN that the attack took place just before 8.30 a.m. CET in Kvitova's apartment near the center of Prostejov, a small city about 160 miles east of Prague where a number of Czech tennis pros live and train during the offseason.

"The attacker was a man aged around 35 years, his identity is unknown and he is on the run. Police are working to determine what happened," the police spokesperson said.

Karel Tejkal, the spokesman for the former world No. 2, told the state-run Czech Radio that "it looks like it was a random act and not a planned action."

Injured hand

The injuries were severe enough that Kvitova, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, was tended to by an emergency ambulance.

"We received a call this morning about an injured 26-year-old woman who suffered injuries to her hand," a medical emergency spokesman in Prostejov said.

Later, Kvitova's three hour, 45-minute operation went "very well" considering "the extent of the damage," said her PR manager Katie Spellman.

"Doctors repaired damage to tendons in all five digits of the left hand as well as two nerves," Spellman said in an email to CNN.

Kvitova, added Spellman, must wear a cast for six to eight weeks and won't be able to put any weight on the hand for three months. (CNN)

•Photo show Petra Kvitova

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted December 21, 2016


 

You may also like...
Angola boost team with eight former African champions...

Juve Miss Chance To Seal Title With Udinese...

Tiger Woods Ready to Play in BMW Championship...

CAF gives Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal N175m...

Record 1.12billion people watched France-Croatia World Cup final...

Chelsea Close In On Champions League Spot With...

 

Latest News Maiden Ogun Women Run Takes Centre Stage June 4, 2022 With 1500 Runners Super Eagles AFCON Ouster Affected My Form – Aribo FIFA Hails Oshoala Over Special Feat Hoops Dreams Partner South West Basketball Association On U-14 Camp West Ham Plans £20m Bid For Emmanuel Dennis Olise Ruled Out For The season Messi Misses Out On Ligue 1 Team Of The Year Ten Hag Wants Ronaldo Man Utd Stay Mbappe Agrees 5-year Real Madrid Deal NWFL Premiership Super Six: Battle for Champions League ticket begins in Benin Newcastle 2-0 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta admits his side 'had nothing' as Granit Xhaka questions team-mates Battle for Champions League ticket begins in Benin

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (49,789 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (40,975 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (39,404 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (39,396 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (39,114 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (38,936 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (38,675 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (38,042 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (37,446 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (36,380 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (34,722 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (34,194 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (410) Basketball (295) Boxing (718) Columnists (666) Euro Soccer Update (13545) Fans Assembly (6) From the Grassroots (68) Golf (119) Interviews (17) Live Commentary (7) News (8042) NPL Glo Premier League (1316) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (10) Tennis (922)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media