Petra Kvitova returned to tennis with aplomb on the first on Sunday of the French Open when she beat American Julia Boserup 6-3 6-2.

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The 27-year-old, a two-time Wimbledon winner, suffered a severe injury to her left hand during a burglary at her home in December.

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And the Czech star showed great poise as she dispatched Boserup in one hour and 13 minutes, and was warmly lauded on social media.

Both fellow professionals and fans delighted to see her back on court.

Emotional stuff.