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Kvitova Hopes to Make Return at Roland Garros After Knife Attack

Knife-attack victim Petra Kvitova is hoping to make her return to the WTA next month at Roland Garros. The two-time Wimbledon champ is recovering from hand injuries, following a knife attack that happened during a robbery in her apartment last December.

She took to social media to announce that she's entering Roland Garros next month as she's made good progress in her recovery.

"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.

"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."

The knife-wielding attacker broke into the 27-year-old's apartment last December and slashed her left hand with a knife, prompting her to undergo an emergency operation.

Roland Garros kicks off on May 22, 2017.

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