Petra Kvitova Is Back Practicing In Paris And She Might Play The French Open

by Tom Gainey | May 25th, 2017, 11:21 am

After surgery and months of rehab, Petra Kvitova might be back on tour as early as next week at the French Open. The 2-time Wimbledon champion has been off the circuit since severely injuring tendons in her left hand during a home invasion last December.

But with a return date in the summer, the Czech surprised many by not pulling out of the French Open and then showing up in Paris for a practice session.

The 27-year-old will make a decision on playing the French Open tomorrow though, curiously, after the draw is made noon Paris time.

“Hi guys, I have some news,” she posted Wednesday on Instagram. “I am flying to Roland Garros today and taking part in a press conference on site at 2.30pm local time on Friday. Keep everything crossed for me that I will be able to play there”

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6 Comments for Petra Kvitova Is Back Practicing In Paris And She Might Play The French Open

Colin Says:

More than the tendon damage, it’s the nerve injuries that worry me, as you’d think they must affect her feel and control of her shots.

I hope most sincerely that she can get back to her best, as when she’s on song, she is one of the most exciting players to watch, male of female.

Colin Says:

Oops – should be “OR female”

RZ Says:

Even if she can’t play the FO, I hope she can play the grasscourt season. Seems like a good year for her to get back that Wimbledon title.

Willow Says:

Agree with Colin and RZ, even if Petra were to lose early at the FO, she will still have much needed matches under her belt, and with Serena and Sharapova out, theres a gap in the womens game, agree that shes better suited to grass, and it will be great having her back firing on all cylinders for the grass court season ….

Colin Says:

When she plays again, I’m sure she will receive crowd sympathy and support similar to that displayed for Delpo.
Maybe even more since her injuries were caused by a deliberate attack, whereas the big man’s problem is the huge demands his style makes on his body.

Izak Walz Says:

It’d been great to had seen​ Petra advance into the third round at the French Open but unfortunately she allowed Mattek-Sands to not only just mount a comeback down from 4-1 to win the first set (7-6) but turned around and double faulted on match point to lose in straight sets (7-6, 7-6) to a player whom was easily beatable and that she would’ve otherwise had shredded into pieces out on court had this match not of been her first one within the past seven months.

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