By Chris Oddo | Monday April 17, 2017
Petra Kvitova is feeling well enough to consider playing Roland Garros this year.
Though the 27-year-old has not been able to play at all this season due to a much-publicized knife attack by an intruder last December that left her with an injured left hand, she reports that she is feeling better and has entered her name on the Roland Garros entry list because she has made good enough progress in her recovery to think that playing is possible (full statement in the Instagram post below).
The World No.14 reportedly suffered deep cuts on the fingers of her left hand after a struggle with the intruder, who posed as a maintenance man to gain entrance to her Prostejov apartment.
“I am shaken, but fortunate to be alive,” she said at the time.
At first it was thought that the damage could be career-damaging for Kvitova, but after her surgery and a period of approximately eight weeks in a cast, she appears to be making rapid progress.
Thought it still may be a longshot that she plays Roland Garros, the fact that she is considering it likely means that a return to tennis can’t be far for the two-time Wimbledon champion.
"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," she said. "There remains a long road ahead but I wanted to share this update with you.