Kvitova sees ‘good chance’ to make Wimbledon

PRAGUE: Double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (Photo) said on Tuesday she could see a “good chance” to recover from an ankle injury in time for the London Grand Slam.

The world No. 12 withdrew from Roland Garros last week after tearing a ligament in her left ankle in a freak accident as she walked out of a television studio in Paris.

“There is a good chance that I will recover in time for Wimbledon,” Kvitova told the iSport.cz sports news site.

“I will probably not be managing the Berlin tournament from Monday. But we’re also looking at Bad Homburg, a new tournament in Germany, and that’s fifty-fifty. “

The first edition of the grass tournament in central Germany takes place from June 20 to 26. Wimbledon begins June 28.

Kvitova has had little luck with injuries during her career, having missed five months after being injured in a knife attack at her home in 2016.

The 31-year-old 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion said she removed her ankle brace on Monday and was ready to resume light training on Wednesday.

Last year, the All England Club remained closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

“It was a real upheaval. I remember shedding a tear or two, ”Kvitova said.

“I can’t imagine not playing at Wimbledon for three years. I think I’ll get there, that’s why I also retired from Paris, I was careful. “

“I remember 2009 when I played with a right ankle injury in Paris and it ended very badly, it took me a long time to recover. So I didn’t want to take the risk, ”she added.

“It will be a different Wimbledon this year, because we will be staying in a hotel in the center, 45 minutes from the courts. We will be in a bubble again. But there will be an audience, which is good. “- AFP

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