Aegon Classic: Petra Kvitova wins first title since stabbing by beating Ashleigh Barty

Petra Kvitova capped her remarkable comeback from a career-threatening hand injury by winning the Aegon Classic. The Czech, playing in only her second tournament since she was stabbed by an intruder at her home in December, beat 21-year-old Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6 6-3 6-3 in Birmingham. Kvitova, 27, returned to action at the French Open…

Kvitova reaches first final since stabbing

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reached her first final since returning from a career-threatening hand injury after Lucie Safarova retired from their match in Birmingham. Kvitova, 27, was leading 6-1 1-0 in the Aegon Classic semi-final when her fellow Czech quit with a leg injury. Kvitova is playing in only her second tournament since she…

French Open: Petra Kvitova wins first match following knife attack

French Open Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: 28 May- 11 June Coverage: Listen to live radio commentary and follow text coverage of selected matches on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. Petra Kvitova cried after winning her first match since being stabbed during a burglary at her home in December. The Czech, 27,…

French Open 2017: Kvitova 'wins biggest fight' with comeback

Petra Kvitova says she has already won her “biggest fight” by returning to action at the French Open following a knife attack at her home in December. The Czech, 27, was stabbed by an intruder and suffered a career-threatening hand injury. But the two-time Wimbledon champion was in Paris on Friday as her place in…

Kvitova 'on track' for Wimbledon – and could play at French Open

Petra Kvitova is “on track” to play at Wimbledon less than seven months after suffering a career-threatening hand injury in a knife attack at her home. The 26-year-old, a two-time Wimbledon champion, was stabbed on 20 December by an intruder in her apartment in Prostejov in the Czech Republic. She could return at the French…

Petra Kvitova returns to practice court on comeback from injury

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has returned to the practice court as she continues her comeback from a career-threatening hand injury. The 27-year-old Czech suffered damage to tendons and nerves in her left hand when she was stabbed by an intruder at her home in Prostejov in December. She posted a photo of her playing…