Two-time grand slam champion Petra Kvitova could return to tennis at Wimbledon following surviving a horrific knife attack in 2016.
The two-time Wimbledon champion was stabbed by an attacker in her home in Prostejov in December and suffered damage to her tendons and nerves on her left hand.
Now after months of rehabilitation and training, a spokesperson for Kvitova revealed she is “on track” to play at Wimbledon and would make a “last minute decision” about competing at Roland Garros, which qualifiers started this week.
The 27-year-old, who is left-handed, has fallen to 16th in the world rankings after five months on the sidelines.
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 ??