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Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova will play in the French Open despite not having gained all her strength back after a knife attack

"I've already won my biggest fight", she told reporters. "It gives me some confidence and happiness inside". That was one of the biggest, of course. While I'm sure Kvitova will hit a physical wall at some point due to the lack of matches under her belt, she played well enough to win another match and advance to the third round. "So I'm happy that I can be here and enjoy the tennis".

"The motivation that I had today was awesome, and I really didn't want to lose".

"I thought maybe I'd cry when I'd step on the court, but I didn't today. That's one of the things I felt like I needed is new inspiration, someone that knows exactly what I'm going through, you know, on the court, off the court".

"So I'm happy that I can play".

Kvitova, seeded 15 for the clay-court major in Paris, said a positive mindset enabled her to resume her career. In the victory, Kvitova won 78 percent of her first serve points and 63 percent of her second serve points.

The tournament has a wide-open feel with American Serena Williams sitting out the rest of the season due to her pregnancy.

Two-time champion Sharapova was denied a wildcard after returning from a doping ban and three-time victor Williams is expecting a child, while in-form Romanian Simona Halep has been struggling with an ankle injury.

The defending champion, Garbine Muguruza, opens against 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone.

Dominic Thiem celebrates winning his first round match at the French Open.

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"I was emotional in the end". Not only because I won past year. I heard it was 5-4, and then I was just serving for the match. "So it means a lot to be back and to be in this privileged situation".

American teenager Amanda Anisimova's Grand Slam debut ended in defeat as she lost to Kurumi Nara of Japan in the first round of the French Open.

"I'm really glad to have made the decision to play here", said 27-year-old Kvitova, who was seriously hurt when she tackled an armed intruder at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov in December. As she walked off Phillipe Chatrier, she kissed that left hand and raised it to salute the crowd.

The attacker hasn't been caught, which only added to the agony and anxiety as Kvitova attempted to recover. "But with the time, it's better".

The chances of her playing tennis again, he said, were "very low" for a "multiple of reasons".

"Of course the hand doesn't have that power and the strength yet, but I'm working on it".

"When everything happened and we had a kind of plan to the future, I was, like, "Okay, it will be so nice if I can play Wimbledon"," she said.

"I did not know anything about him, so was trying to look around a little bit on the Internet", Karlovic said.

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