Czech police arrested a man on Friday for
threatening Petra Kvitova, on the same day the Wimbledon champion was
criticized by political figures for moving to Monaco.
The man, who was not identified, had threatened
a "publicly known person" on the phone to someone else, said a police
spokesperson. Czech tennis spokesperson Karel Tejkal said there had been
no contact with Kvitova, adding, Police did a great job."
It is not known whether there was any connection
with comments made by a Czech politician that Kvitova was unpatriotic
for moving to Monaco. Kvitova, like many other tennis players including
compatriot Tomas Berdych, went to the tax-free principality about 10
"I think that we should all have a long and hard
think about the fact that if someone leaves the Czech Republic and
becomes a member of another state, then they should lose their Czech
citizenship,'' Social Democrat MP Stanislav Huml said, with others also
quoted in a Czech newspaper criticizing the player.
Kvitova has not responded publicly to the