Petra Kvitová says optimistic about return to tennis after operation


Czech tennis star Petra Kvitová has said in her first media appearance after her apartment attack and operation that she is convinced she will be able to play. Kvitová underwent a four hour operation on her left hand Tuesday after being the victim of an attack by an intruder. She said that before the operation she could not feel any sensation in her fingers but that returned afterwards. She said the best Christmas present was after the operation when the surgeon has said it went well. The two times Wimbledon winner said it amounted to the same if she was able to return to top tennis after a few months or if it took a year. She added that she would do everything to return to form.