Wimbledon, Petra Kvitova striker, sentenced to eight years' imprisonment for stabbing | World News


A man who attacked Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at his home, stabbed him twice, has been in jail for eight years.

Radim Zondra was convicted of serious bodily harm after the attack on the Kvitova apartment in the Czech Republic in December 2016.

The tennis player needed surgery in his hand and it took more than five months to recover.

The prosecutor has applied for 12 years in prison for Zondra, who pleaded not guilty. He can appeal from his eight year sentence.

Kvitova, who reached the Australian Open final in January, holds the second place in his career.

The 29-year-old is competing in Miami this week.

Her attacker's verdict came as she prepared to face Australia's Ashleigh Barty in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

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