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Petra Kvitova eyeing shock return from hand injury at French Open

The two-time Wimbledon champion was expected to miss most of the 2017 season.

TENNIS 17/04/17 21:11
Petra Kvitova eyeing shock return from hand injury at French Open

Petra Kvitova could be in line for a shock return at the French Open after recovering from hand injuries quicker than expected.

The 27-year-old suffered serious injuries to her racket-holding left hand in an attack by an intruder at her apartment in the Czech Republic in December.

But the two-time Wimbledon champion announced on social media that she will be submitting her entry for Roland Garros, which begins on May 22, after making progress in her recovery.

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She posted on Instagram: “Hello everyone! I wanted to provide a quick (and hopefully positive) update for you.

“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.

“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 but I wanted to share this update with you. Thanks for your continued support and I hope to see you soon, Petra.”

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