Kvitova makes winning return at Roland Garros

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Pojd: Petra Kvitova.

Petra Kvitova made a winning return on Sunday at Roland Garros as she posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over American Julia Boserup in one hour and 14 minutes to advance to the second round.

The Czech two-time Wimbledon champion was playing her first match since November after she was forced to sit out the past six month to recover from hand surgery after being attacked by a knife-wielding home invader in her apartment last December.

Kvitova hit 31 winners against just 20 unforced errors in her straight-sets triumph, and won 78 per cent of points on her first serve.

She was an impressive 7/8 at the net, and saved all three break points she faced.

The 27-year-old received a standing ovation from the Philippe Chatrier crowd, with her team all on their feet, dressed in Nike t-shirts with the words “Courage. Belief. Pojd” printed across.

Kvitova awaits the winner of the first round between Evgeniya Rodina and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Team Petra.

Team Petra.

Here’s how the tennis community reacted to her return…

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