Elena Vesnina

Wimbledon: With hand surgeon in stands, Petra Kvitova wins in return

Wimbledon: With hand surgeon in stands, Petra Kvitova wins in return

The surgeon who repaired Petra Kvitova's left hand was in the Centre Court stands to watch her win in Wimbledon's first round on Monday.

“It was very nice that he sat in the box for my match. It was a special one,” Kvitova said. “I'm really glad that he took the invitation. He came with his wife to support me here.”

How fitting.

Kvitova was a bit overwhelmed by the whole scene as she returned to the site of her two Grand Slam titles, a little more than six months after being cut by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic. Still unable to clench her hand for celebratory fist pumps or grip her racket fully, Kvitova came back to the All England Club...

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