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Petra Kvitova's progress in recovery from stabbing attack can be seen at U.S. Open

Petra Kvitova's progress in recovery from stabbing attack can be seen at U.S. Open

There are times Petra Kvitova becomes immersed in her old, familiar routines and she forgets that day last December when a knife-wielding attacker invaded her apartment in the Czech city of Prostejov and savagely slashed her left hand in several places as she fought to prevent him from cutting her throat.

The two-time Wimbledon champion, who has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the world, underwent a lengthy operation to repair the extensive damage to the tendons and nerves of her dominant hand. Her return to competition at the French Open in late May — a month sooner than projected — was a minor miracle and a major triumph even though she lost in the second round.

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