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

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.

"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.