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Attack victim Kvitova relishing Wimbledon return

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:30

Petra Kvitova says she is enjoying tennis now more than ever as she hopes to put the attack that nearly ended her career behind her.

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SHOWS: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 19, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PETRA KVITOVA, SAYING: "You know I think the main thing is that I love playing tennis and I love to be back. So that's what I'm really enjoying now, I mean I probably never enjoyed tennis as much as I do now which is a beautiful feeling to say I always loved to play tennis, but now it's a little bit kind of a different level, so that's important for me right now and it doesn't matter if I have many matches and if I win or lose or whatever, I want to just really enjoy that. Of course I'm back because I wanted to win some big tournaments but it's not just that I'm going there because of it, so I'm really glad I can play tennis again." PROSTEJOV, CZECH REPUBLIC (FILE - DECEMBER 20, 2016) (BARRANDOV TV - NO ACCESS CZECH REPUBLIC) 2. OUTSIDE OF KVITOVA'S APARTMENT BUILDING WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 19, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PETRA KVITOVA, ON HER HAND'S RECOVERY, SAYING: "Well naturally a full recovery would still take a few months, maybe a year. Who knows, nobody really can say that, but I'm working on it all the time and the tennis is improving as well so I'm glad it's all on the good way, not sure whether any day will be one hundred percent, I don't think so but I just need to do what I can." PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (FILE - DECEMBER 23, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 4. KVITOVA ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE AFTER ATTACK 5. CLOSE OF KVITOVA'S INJURED HAND IN BANDAGE STORY: Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says returning to the scene of her "fairytale" first grand slam win will be a particularly emotional occasion this year. Kvitova only recently returned to competition after a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic in December left her with an injured left hand. While she is back in action, her hand remains troublesome and she is not sure if it will ever fully be back to how it was. Rehab has only been part of the work that the 27-year-old has had to undergo. Psychologically, the violent attempted robbery clearly left a scar.

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Attack victim Kvitova relishing Wimbledon return

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:30