In 2016 a certain man identified as Radim Zondra invaded the home of tennis champion Pertra Kvitova in Czech Republic under the guise of inspecting the boiler,”whatever that means”
He tried to stab her but grabbed Kvitova from behind and held a knife to her throat.
She suffered severe wounds to her left hand in the fight to defend herself,her career suffered considerably because of the attack which rendered her not been able to play until five months later.
The said man was arraigned at a regional court in Brno, but Zondra denied all charges against him.
He was convicted and sentenced to prison for eight years for serious battery and illegal entry into Kvitova’s apartment. though currently serving a prison sentence for another crime.
The world number two recalling her experience said” There was blood all over the place” after the December 2016 attack.
She added that in a bid to free herself she had to offer Zondra money to leave, eventually giving him 10,000 Czech crowns (£341; $440). The court ordered him to refund that money.
In her judgment, Judge Dagmar Bordovska said Kvitova’s testimony was credible, while witnesses who testified on behalf of Zondra were unreliable.