Petra Kvitova considers herself one of the lucky ones.
It is difficult to feel that way immediately after a first defeat in a Grand Slam final, but she sees the bigger picture.
The Czech concedes this one will likely linger longer than most.
By her admission, the stakes were higher than in either of her two previous Wimbledon victories.
And before squaring off against Naomi Osaka for the Australian Open trophy on Saturday night, she hadn’t fallen in her past eight tour finals.
“Yeah, it's painful, for sure,” Kvitova said of the two-hour, 30-minute battle. “I don't know how long it will take me to get over it. When I look back, I did have my chances in the first set when I had 40-love on her serve. I did have a few break points.”