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Kvitova is on the mend; TENNIS.

PETRA Kvitova's surgery on her hand injury sustained in a knife attack was successful and she could return to action in six months.

The two-time Wimbledon champion, suffered serious injuries to her left hand after an intruder entered her home in the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

A statement read: "Surgeon Radek Kebrle said that the operation on Petra's left hand went very well, with no complications. The best-case scenario is that Petra will be able to return to the tennis court after six months."

Kvitova underwent surgery lasting nearly four hours shortly after the attack, which left her feeling fortunate to be alive.

The intruder posed as a utilities man seeking to read a meter to gain access to the apartmen, before a struggle ensued. It is understood the knife was put to Kvitova's throat and her left hand was injured as she pulled the weapon away.

The world number 11 will be on bed rest for 14 days, although the hope is she will be allowed to leave hospital in time for Christmas.

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Date:Dec 22, 2016
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