Man placed on remand over Kvitová attack

A man suspected of attacking tennis star Petra Kvitová in December 2016 has been remanded in custody. On Thursday the district court in Prostějov, where the incident took place, placed the suspect on remand on the recommendation of the state attorney, a court official said. The man was arrested on Tuesday.

Kvitová, who had to undergo surgery and months of rehabilitation after her left, playing hand was slashed with a knife during the attack at her home, said it was good news but the matter would only close for her when the culprit was sentenced.

The two-time Wimbledon winner gave her reaction to the arrest of the suspect in Paris, where she is preparing for the French Open.

Author: Ian Willoughby