Only if Petra could recover like this in a major!?
If it was the Aussie, or US Open, she may have lost?
Gotta be a mental thing. And this should answer the question of Synth, Tennisaddict 84 (and maybe even The Juju), regarding Petra's ability to make a come back after losing/not playing the first set well. She can, and does. It's just not in the majors much the past several years.
Nonetheless, Petra settled down and focused a bit better (while playing the key points better as well) in the second and third set, and we saw the results.
Let's hope she can improve on this match/last two sets even more?
Svitolina, had nothing that could hurt Petra. So all she had to do was play good tennis, while not letting her opponents personality, and occasional "Get (of a shot)" disapoint her, or get underneath her skin. That's the type of player Svitolina is. She's tries to get underneath your skin and irritate you.
You can say the same for the next opponent (minus the histrionics), Suarez Navarro.
Let's just hope this match made Petra better prepared?