19th June 01:29 PM
Man who stabbed tennis player sentenced to 8 years imprisonment
By Lena Reece
Wednesday 27/03/2019
Radim Zondra, 33, was convicted of causing Kvitova serious bodily harm, by a regional court in Brno, Czech Republic [Photo: AP]

The man who stabbed tennis champion Petra Kvitova in her home in the Czech Republic has been sentenced to eight years in jail.

Radim Zondra, went to her flat in 2016 saying he needed to inspect the boiler. He then grabbed Kvitova from behind and held a knife to her throat.

Meanwhile 29‑year‑old Kvitova, who is currently the world number two, had to have surgery on her playing hand after the attack in December 2016 and she returned to tennis in May 2017, following months of rehabilitation, and continued her successful career.

[Source: BBC]

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