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Tennis-Kvitova after hand surgery following knife attack, recovery expected -spokesman
December 20, 2016 / 8:30 PM / 7 months ago

Tennis-Kvitova after hand surgery following knife attack, recovery expected -spokesman

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PRAGUE, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Petra Kvitova underwent nearly four hours of surgery on her playing hand on Tuesday after she was was stabbed by a knife-wielding intruder in her home in the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

"The scale of the injury is serious, but Petra is young and strong, according to the surgeon, who sees no reason why she could not return to playing tennis," Karel Tejkal, spokesman for the Czech Fed Cup team, said.

Doctors operated on all five fingers of her left hand and she will not be able to exert pressure on the injured hand for three months," Tejkal said.

Reporting by Robert Muller; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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