Czech Court: Attacker on Petra Kvitová Taken Into Custody

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Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová rejoiced Thursday after a man who allegedly attacked her with a knife in 2016 was taken into custody but her spokesman said the case was not yet over.

Zuzana Buresova, a spokesperson for the county court in the city of Prostějov. Buresova declined to give any further details.

The public Czech Television said the man was a 54-year-old drug addict, adding Kvitová had identified him as the attacker before traveling to Paris to play at the French Open starting on Sunday.

After the attack in her home in Prostějov in December 2016, Kvitová had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. It took her more than five months to recover.

Despite grim forecasts by doctors, who even warned she might lose her fingers, the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion returned to the sport in time for the 2017 French Open.

Kvitova sank from 11th in the world when the crime occurred to 29th at the turn of 2017 and 2018, but she has since climbed back into the top ten, also owing to back-to-back wins at Prague and Madrid at the turn of April and May.

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