Police close investigation into attack on tennis star Petra Kvitová

22-08-2018

Police have reportedly finished their investigation into a December 2016 assault on tennis star Petra Kvitová at her home in Prostějov during which she sustained severe injuries to her left hand as she warded off her attacker.

According to the news server iDnes.cz, charges will be brought against the suspect Radim Žondra, whom Ms. Kvitová positively identified as the perpetrator.

The investigation into the attack had been shelved in November 2017 due to a lack of evidence, mainly because police had been unable to find the alleged attacker. But in May, investigators received an anonymous tip into the whereabouts of Mr. Žondra, and he was taken into custody.

Petra Kvitová, a two-time Wimbledon, made her comeback at the French Open last year after undergoing surgery and six months of rehabilitation.