Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was injured by a knife-wielding attacker at her home on Tuesday.
The 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion said the injury to her left hand was “severe.”
“In my attempt to defend myself, I was badly injured on my left hand. I am shaken, but fortunate to be alive,” Kvitova, who is left-handed, wrote on Twitter. “The injury is severe and I will need to see specialists, but if you know anything about me I am strong and I will fight this.”
It was not immediately clear how the injury could affect Kvitova's play. Details of her injury were expected to be released later Tuesday.