Kvitova on the comeback trail?

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Petra Kvitova in action at Roland Garros in 2016; Getty Images
Petra Kvitova announced that she has put her name on the entry list for Roland Garros after recovering quicker than expected from a knife attack in December.

Petra Kvitova is making a strong recovery from a knife attack in December and has included her name on the Roland Garros entry list.

The Czech, a two-time Wimbledon champion and former world No.2, sustained serious injuries to her dominant left hand in the attack – during which an intruder entered her apartment in Prostejov armed with a knife – and required extensive surgery.

Kvitova has not set a comeback date but surprised everyone with Monday’s encouraging post on her social media channels.

“Hello everyone! I wanted to provide a quick (and hopefully positive) update for you,” she wrote on Instagram.

“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.”

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