Petra Kvitova returns to practice court on comeback from injury
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has returned to the practice court as she continues her comeback from a career-threatening hand injury.
The 27-year-old Czech suffered damage to tendons and nerves in her left hand when she was stabbed by an intruder at her home in Prostejov in December.
"I hope this picture makes you as happy as it makes me," the world number 15 wrote.
"I'm back on the tennis court, hitting with some proper balls."
Kvitova was initially expected to be out for at least six months, but last month said she has a "chance" of making the French Open, starting on 28 May.
She announced she has submitted her entry for Roland Garros, but may not be ready to play.