Kvitova hopeful of Paris return

Petra Kvitova

I'm doing everything possible to give myself the chance

Petra Kvitova is getting closer to making her comeback from a career-threatening hand injury, and could return to action at next month’s French Open

The Czech suffered damage to tendons and nerves in her left hand during a knife attack by an intruder in her home in December.

The 27-year-old had initially expected to be out of action for six months, but the two-time Wimbledon champion says there is a possibility she could be at Roland Garros

"My name will appear on the entry list for Roland Garros 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 posted on her Instagram page.

"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.”

Posted by: tennishead

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