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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016 file picture Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova returns the ball to France's Caroline Garcia during the Fed Cup final in Strasbourg, eastern France. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been injured during an attack in her flat in the Czech Republic. Kvitova’s spokesman Karel Tejkal says Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016 Kvitova suffered a left hand injury and has been treated by doctors. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias,file)

Petra Kvitova is unable to play tennis for 6 months after being stabbed by a robber


Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is unable to play tennis for at least six months following surgery on wounds sustained in a knife attack, a PR representative told CNN

The representative said that it's too early to assess when she will be ready for a competitive return to the sport. 

"It is too soon to specify when precisely she can return to competition, but Petra is ready to do everything she can to get back competing at the highest level," spokesperson Katie Spellman wrote in an email.

Kvitova sustained injuries after she was attacked by a knife-wielding thief in her apartment in the Czech Republic on Tuesday. 

She went under the knife so doctors could repair damage to tendons in all five fingers on her left hand. The operation took nearly four hours. There were reportedly no complications. 

Kvitova posted this message to her Facebook page. 

Thoughts from the tennis community have been sent to Kvitova via social media. 

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