Kvitova to make 'last-minute decision' on French Open

Petra Kvitova (AFP)
Petra Kvitova (AFP)

Prague - Petra Kvitova will make a "last-minute decision" whether to compete in the French Open as she prepares a comeback five months after her playing hand was badly injured in a knife attack, her spokesman said on Tuesday. 

The two-time Wimbledon champion suffered career-threatening injuries to her left hand as she fought off a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov in December. 

The draw for the French Open will take place on Friday and Kvitova's spokesperson Karel Tejkal said the Czech star could still make the May 28-June 11 Grand Slam. 

"It's not by chance that her name is still on the entry list for Roland Garros. The decision will be taken at the last minute," Tejkal said. 

"We can already say it out loud - her long-term goal is to be fit enough to compete in Wimbledon."

The 27-year-old Kvitova won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014. This year's event at the All England club starts on July 3. 

Doctors had said the Czech player would not be able to return to competition before the second half of the year. 

But Kvitova returned to training early in May and she was included on the entry list for the French Open. 

"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 mind-set," Kvitova said at the time.

loading... Live
Stellenbosch 0
Golden Arrows 0
loading... Live
AmaZulu 0
Baroka FC 0
loading... Live
England 0
Pakistan 223/9 (86 ov)
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
44% - 5996 votes
Cricket
11% - 1494 votes
Football
19% - 2585 votes
Athletics
2% - 317 votes
Boxing
1% - 127 votes
Cycling
2% - 308 votes
Golf
5% - 670 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1116 votes
Tennis
3% - 425 votes
Water sports
1% - 123 votes
American sports
1% - 135 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 399 votes
Vote