Australian Open finalist Petra Kvitova testifies at trial of suspect in knife attack

World number two Petra Kvitova has testified in the Czech Republic at the trial of the man who allegedly attacked her with a knife in her home.

Kvitova was attacked in her home in Prostejov in December 2016, thereafter she had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand. An injury which took her over five months to recover.


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Her testimony was requested by a lawyer for the suspect, 33-year-old Radim Zondra.

Kvitova did not enter the courtroom where the trial took place on Tuesday in a regional court in Brno, but testified from a separate room to avoid facing the suspect.

After the trial Australian Open finalist did not talk to media, but said through her spokesman she was happy it was all behind her.

The 28-year-old is a two-time Wimbledon champion. She featured  in her first Grand Slam final since her second Wimbledon title in 2014 on 26th January in Melbourne, where she lost a three-set thriller to Naomi Osaka.

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