Petra Kvitova to play at French Open
ABS-CBN Sports on May 26, 2017 10:14 PM
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic adjusts her hair during a press conference at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 26, 2017 in Paris. Kvitova has confirmed she is making her comeback at the French Open, less than six months after being attacked by a knife-wielding intruder. Kvitova has missed all season so far while recovering from surgery on her left, racket-holding hand in December. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS (AP) — Petra Kvitova says she will make her comeback at the French Open, less than six months after being attacked by a knife-wielding intruder.
The two-time Wimbledon champion says she is able to play, although she still lacks power and strength.
Kvitova has missed all season while recovering from surgery on her racket-holding left hand in December. She was injured during an attack at her home in the Czech Republic.
She said last month that she was signing up for the French Open, which begins Sunday, in hopes of being able to compete.
Kvitova won the Wimbledon title in 2011 and 2014. She climbed as high as No. 2 in the WTA rankings.