Two-Time Wimbledon Champion ‘Fortunate To Be Alive’ After Stabbing Attack

Ford Springer | Contributor

Professional tennis player Petra Kvitova was stabbed during a home invasion attack at her apartment on Tuesday in the Czech Republic and says she’s “fortunate to be alive.”

The two-time Wimbledon champion described the horrifying incident in a series of tweets early Tuesday morning.

A man broke into Kvitova’s home Tuesday wielding a knife. The tennis star fended the intruder off, but suffered an injury to her left hand in the process. Kvitova was “shaken” by the terrifying home invasion and said she is “fortunate to be alive.”

“The injury is severe and I will need to see specialists,” she continued to say on Twitter, “but if you know anything about me I am strong and I will fight this.”

The intruder, believed to be around 35-years-old, stole about $200 in cash during the home invasion, according to TMZ. Police are looking into the incident and are on a manhunt for the suspect, ESPN reports.

Petra Kvitova (Photo credit: Getty Images)

(Photo credit: Getty Images)

“What happened to me was certainly not pleasant, but it’s behind me,” Kvitova said in a statement on the Facebook page of the Czech Republic’s Fed Cup team. “The main thing for me now is that the doctors find out what is the condition of my hand. I trust them and believe that everything will end up well.”

“I have the best possible care and I’m in touch with my loved ones. The worst is behind me,” she added.

Kvitova is currently ranked No. 11 in the world and won her Wimbledon championships in 2011 and 2014.

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