Recovering from knife attack in her own home, Czech ace Petra Kvitova is back in practice

Two-time Wimbledon champion back in practice, less than six months after attack

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 May, 2017, 10:47am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 03 May, 2017, 10:47am

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is back in practice, less than six months after being attacked at home by a knife-wielding intruder.

Kvitova posted a photo on Instagram on Tuesday showing herself swinging a tennis racket .

She included the message: “I hope this picture makes you as happy as it makes me! I am in Monaco and guess what? I’m back on the tennis court, hitting with some proper balls ... .”

Kvitova has missed all season so far while recovering from surgery on her left, racket-holding hand in December. She was injured during an attack at her home in the Czech Republic.

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She said last month that she was signing up for the French Open, which begins May 28, in hopes of competing. But she wasn’t sure whether she would be ready.

Kvitova was the Wimbledon champion in 2011 and 2014. She climbed as high as number two in the WTA rankings.