Kvitova `fortunate` to be alive after knife attack

The World No. 11 injured her left hand, her playing hand, in the attack, according to the BBC.

The 26-year-old has received treatment following her injury.

"I am shaken. The injury is severe and I will need to see specialists," said Kvitova, as per the BBC.

Her publicist Karel Tejkal described the incident as a burglary attempt.

"It was a random crime, nobody was going to attack or rob her as Petra Kvitova," Tejkal said.

Kvitova has won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014. She later said in a statement: "Thank you for all your heartwarming messages. As you may have already heard, today 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.

"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. Thank you all again for your love and support and now I would appreciate some privacy while I focus on my recovery."

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