Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova
Prague: Two-time Wimbledon champion and world number 11 Petra Kvitova was attacked in her home on Tuesday by a knife-wielding burglar at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov and is receiving medical attention, Czech news agency CTK reported, citing her spokesman.
"It was a random criminal act," the agency cited spokesman Karel Tejkal as saying. "She was assaulted in her apartment and is in the care of doctors, but her injuries are not life threatening."
"She was injured with a knife during the attempted burglary. Her life is not in danger, she is being treated by doctors," Tejkal added.
The 26-year-old Czech tennis star, the Wimbledon champion in 2011 and 2014, is also recovering from a fatigue fracture on her foot which has ruled her out of the Hopman Cup starting on January 1.
The spokesman gave no other details and could not be immediately reached for comment.
The world number 11 was hoping to start next year at Sydney on January 8 to warm up for the Australian Open from January 16.
She tweeted her thanks to her fans afterwards.
Thank you for all your messages. As you may have already heard, today I was attacked in my apartment by an individual with a knife— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) December 20, 2016
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— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) December 20, 2016