I had the knife against my neck. I laid it with both hands. I held the blade with my left hand and snatched it away. I collapsed on the floor and there was blood everywhere, " said Kvitova when she testified in the trial in Prague against the 33-year-old man who is accused of the attack in december 2016.
the Man had called at the door and let into the apartment under the pretext that he would inspect the hot water.
tried on Saturday to get hold of her mobile phone, but the attacker prevented her. With the blood running she explained that she needed to get to the hospital and asked if he demanded the money.
He asked how much I had, and I answered tens of thousands of koruna (the equivalent of about 4,000 Swedish kronor) and he said okay. I gave him the money, he left and I called the ambulance and then the police, told Kvitova.
Kvitova damaged spelhanden seriously at the attack and was away from tennis for half a year. She is now second in the world and reached in the January final of the Australian Open.