Cape Town - Australian Open runner-up Petra Kvitova
explained her knife attack in detail during court proceedings in the
Czech Republic this week.
Kvitova suffered severe wounds to her playing hand in the knife
attack, and she has been recounting the day in some pretty grim detail.
She told the court how the man had gained entry to her apartment posing as a workman sent to inspect her hot water system.
“He asked me to turn on the hot water tap and at that moment I had a knife against my neck,” Kvitova said, as quoted in the Independent.
“I grabbed it with both hands. I held the blade with my left hand. I
snatched it away, I fell on the floor and there was blood everywhere.
“He asked how much I had. I said ten thousand crowns (€387) and he said ‘OK’.
“I gave him the money, he left, and I called the ambulance and then the police.
“All the fingers on my left hand had been cut, and the nerves in my
thumb and index finger severed. Even today, the mobility is not 100%.”