Kvitova’s come­back vow af­ter surgery

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - LIFE - By AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Pe­tra Kvitova said she is de­ter­mined to com­pete again — no mat­ter what that in­volves af­ter a knife-wield­ing in­truder at­tacked her in her home and in­jured her play­ing hand.

The two-time Wim­ble­don cham­pion was re­leased from hospi­tal on Fri­day, three days af­ter she had surgery fol­low­ing in­juries sus­tained in the at­tack in the Czech town of Proste­jov.

With a ban­dage cov­er­ing her left hand and fore­arm, Kvitova said she was told by her sur­geon in a spe­cial­ized clinic in Vysoke nad Jize­rou on Tues­day that her re­cov­ery is “look­ing good and with­out com­pli­ca­tions”.

“I feel bet­ter day by day,” Kvitova told re­porters in Prague.

“Yes­ter­day morn­ing dur­ing a ses­sion with the doc­tor, I was able to move the fin­gers on my left hand which I think was the great­est Christ­mas present I could’ve wished for.”

Kvitova thanked other play­ers, fans, her fam­ily, team and doc­tors for mes­sages of sup­port she had re­ceived.

“I never re­ceived so many

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