I cried, there was blood everywhere - Petra Kvitova recalls 2016 attack


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I cried, there was blood everywhere - Petra Kvitova recalls 2016 attack

In a court in Brno, Czech Republic, on Tuesday, Petra Kvitova testified against the person suspected to have attacked her in her home in December 2016."I cried, there was blood everywhere," said the two-time Wimbledon champion.

Kvitova who was to undergo drug-tests on that fateful day said she unsuspectingly opened the door to her attacker thinking the drug-testing officials who were to visit her were at the door. The thief had said he had come to check if the hot water system was running fine at her flat.

When she led him to the bathroom and started the hot water, he had held a knife to her neck. "At that moment, I had a knife against my neck," shared Kvitova. "But now it's all finished." Kvitova returned to the circuit in 2017 after enduring a tough surgery to her left hand and is looked at as a source of inspiration for everyone.

While initially, her results were inconsistent, Kvitova proved she was a top player all over again as she made a return to the top-10 rankings. Most recently, Kvitova reached the final of the Australian Open, where she contested a dramatic final against Naomi Osaka.

Kvitova saved three break points in the second set to eventually win it and take the match to the third set. In the third set, she went down an early break, and Osaka claimed an equally emotional win. Following the Australian Open, Kvitova is the world no. 2 after Osaka, who is the world no. 1.