Wimbledon champion Kvitova’s attacker gets eight-year sentence


Mar 25, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic waves to the crowd after her match against Caroline Garcia of France (not pictured) in the fourth round of the Miami Open at Miami Open Tennis Complex. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

PRAGUE (Reuters) – An attacker who stabbed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was sentenced to eight years in prison by a Czech regional court, CTK news agency reported on Tuesday.

Kvitova suffered severe wounds to her left playing hand as she struggled with the intruder in her flat during the attack in December 2016.

She returned to professional tennis in May 2017, crowning her comeback 18 months later with her first final appearance at 2019 Australian Open.

Reporting by Robert Muller, Editing by William Maclean

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