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…

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,…

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…

Petra Kvitova: No 'concrete date' set for return after knife attack

Petra Kvitova has regained the use of her racquet hand but there is still no “concrete date” for her return after a knife attack at her home in December. Kvitova, 27, was stabbed by an intruder in Prostejov in the Czech Republic. Doctors had said the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion would be unable to…

Petra Kvitova out for six months after knife attack but should resume career

Media playback is not supported on this device Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will be out of tennis for at least six months as she recovers from a knife attack but should be able to resume her career. The Czech, 26, underwent surgery to tendons and nerves on her playing hand following the attack by…