The defeat in the epic finale of the Australian Open 2019 against Naomi Osaka didn't affect Petra Kvitova's season, which was very positive. Even almost perfect in the first six months of the year. If had she won in Melbourne she would have crowned an incredible renaissance after the attack on the left hand at the end of 2016.
The recovery, the physical therapy, the come back and then the titles: 8 after she returned on the court. In ten finals played, including that in Australia. Until the French Open her season this year was very positive. Victories in Sydney and Stuttgart, final at the Australian Open and in Dubai, quarters at Indian Wells and Madrid.
In the second part of the season, her performances were influenced by some physical problems, and between the fourth round of Wimbledon and the semifinal in Wuhan, she didn't achieve great results. However, the summer months don't affect a season that has seen the Czech come back to compete in a final Grand Slam.
Kvitova is already qualified for WTA Finals, where she will be one of the eight protagonists, but probably she is already projecting her tennis to 2020. Next year will be an important season for her, who is still looking for a Slam title since 2014.
Well, even in the Majors she will have her chances, especially on the fast surfaces. Much, if not all, will depend on her physical condition and her mental strength. After the attack she returned on the court with more regularity and constancy; can the two-year period 2018-2019 be the prelude to a new Slam triumph? Considering that she is still relatively young (she is 29 years-old) Kvitova may still have many chances to win Majors.
At Wimbledon, a tournament where she has already triumphed on two other occasions she will have a truly unique chance the next season.