Petra Kvitova's attacker gets 11 years
An appeals court upheld a lower court conviction of a man for knifing two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home and increased his sentence from eight to 11 years in prison.
The regional court in the city of Brno ruled last March that Radim Zondra caused Kvitova serious bodily harm in December 2016 when he attacked her in her apartment in Prostejov.
The state prosecutor requested 12 years in prison for Zondra, who pleaded not guilty and appealed.
The prosecution also appealed, and the High Court in the city of Olomouc handed Zondra an 11-year prison term on Wednesday.
The verdict is final.
Kvitova, who is left-handed, had surgery for injuries to her left hand. It took the tennis star more than five months to recover.