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Petra Kvitova enters French Open draw just four months after being stabbed in the hand

Kvitova enters French Open draw just months after being stabbed in the hand
By Reuters

18/04/2017 at 05:30

Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has entered the draw for next month's French Open four months after suffering a serious hand injury.

The 27-year-old was stabbed by a knife-wielding intruder in her home in the Czech Republic in December, but took to social media on Monday to reveal the extent of her recovery.

"My name will appear on the entry list for Roland Garros tomorrow because 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 said.

"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."

The hard-hitting left-hander rose to number two in the world rankings in 2011 when she won the first of her two Wimbledon singles titles. She is now ranked 14th.

The French Open starts on May 22.

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