Petra Kvitova attacker faces up to 12 years in prison

Last Updated: Oct 06 2018 13:25

TENNIS- A 33 year old man who attacked two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova with a knife at her Czech home in December 2016 is facing up to 12 years in prison.

Kvitova had suffered career-threatening injuries to her playing left hand as she fought off the intruder at her home.

The culprit on Friday was charged with blackmail, among other things, a prosecutor’s office said.

“If found guilty of the... crimes, he is facing five to twelve years in prison,” it added.