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Wounded Kvitova plans to make French Open comeback

Tennis

PARIS – Double Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova says she is hopes to make her return from a December knife attack at the French Open in Paris next month.

The Czech suffered injuries to both hands during a home break-in by a knife-carrying intruder in the Czech Republic. Kvitova underwent surgery and has been out of action since.

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Petra Kvitova expectes to make her comeback in May. Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

"My name will appear on the entry list for Roland Garros tomorrow because, as the entry deadline approached, I had made good progress in my recovery process and I want to give myself every last opportunity to be able to compete at one of my favourite events," Kvitova wrote on Instagram.

"This unfortunately does not mean necessarily that I will be ready to play in Paris, but that I'm doing everything possible to give myself the chance and keep a positive mindset. There remains a long road ahead."

Left-hander Kvitova rose as high as world number two behind Serena Williams but now holds a ranking of 14 due to her forced break from tennis.

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