FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 file photo, Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova gives a statement to the media in Prague, Czech Republic. The two-time Wimbledon champion was injured Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016 when a knife-wielding intruder attacked her at her home in the town of Prostejov. A Czech court ruled on Thursday May 24, 2018, a suspect in a knife attack on double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will be taken into custody. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

Czech court: Attacker on Petra Kvitova taken into custody

May 24, 2018 - 1:50 pm

PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech Republic court has ruled a suspect in a knife attack on two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova be taken into custody.

Zuzana Buresova, a spokesperson for the county court in the city of Prostejov, says the court issued the ruling on Thursday. Buresova declined to give any further details.

Police have not commented yet, and declined to confirm the man's arrest, citing an ongoing investigation.

After the attack in her home in Prostejov in December 2016, Kvitova had surgery on injuries to her playing left hand.

It took her more than five months to recover.

In a message to local media from Paris, where she is getting ready for the French Open, Kvitova called it "good news."

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