Petra Kvitova’s last appearance on court was against France’s Caroline Garcia in the Fed Cup final on 12 November

Petra Kvitova says she has a “chance” of making a shock return from a career-threatening hand injury at the French Open next month.

The Czech suffered damage to tendons and nerves in her left hand after she was stabbed by an intruder at her home in Prostejov in December.

The 27-year-old was initially expected to be out for at least six months.

But on Monday the two-time Wimbledon champion announced that she has submitted her entry for Roland Garros.

In a post on her Instagram page,