11th-ranked women's tennis player stabbed in her hand while defending herself from a home invader

Women’s tennis star and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stabbed in her left hand, her playing hand, with a knife by a home intruder on Tuesday, according to reports.

Kvitova, currently No. 11 in the world, was in the Czech town of Prostejov when a burglar broke into her home.

Kvitova’s spokesman, Karel Tejkal, said the crime was random and not directed at Kvitova, specifically.

According to Tejkal, Kvitova has been treated by a doctor and the injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

Kvitova tweeted on Wednesday:


According to reports, the suspect is still at large and police have launched a manhunt.

According to ESPN, Kvitova was supposed to play in a charity match on Tuesday. It’s unclear at this time how the injury will affect her play going forward.

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