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Knife victim Kvitova on London 'underground'

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Petra Kvitova (AFP)
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London - Two-time champion Petra Kvitova denied she was the favourite to win Wimbledon, insisting she remained an "underground" figure as she returns from the terrifying knife attack that nearly ended her career.

The Czech star is playing just her third tournament on the comeback trail after her frightening ordeal at the hands of a knife-wielding burglar.

She suffered severe injuries to her playing left hand in December while fighting off the attacker in her own home.

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