DELIGHTED Petra Kvitova says reaching a second Slam semi-final since a vicious knife attack is a ‘miracle’. The Czech ace booked her spot in the French Open last-four for the first time in eight years with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Germany’s Laura Siegemund. In December 2016, she had emergency surgery after having fingers sliced on her left hand in a knife attack in her apartment. Kvitova, 30, was ‘fortunate to be alive’ after the home robbery and doctors never expected her to play at the top level again. This outstanding fortnight follows her run to the 2019 Australian Open final where she lost to Naomi Osaka. The No7 seed, a two-time Wimbledon champion, said: “To be in the semi-final after everything I have been through, it probably means more.“I couldn’t imagine that I’d be in the semi-final of the Grand Slam and final of the Australian Open even before. So it’s another miracle happening to me. “I was emotional after my last match. It was happy tears, definitely, so I wasn’t sad. “It was just everything back in my mind to see the whole box supporting me, people who really were there when I needed them. “When I just… Read full this story
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