Bianca Andreescu: 'Naomi Osaka has similar traits to Serena Williams'

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Bianca Andreescu: 'Naomi Osaka has similar traits to Serena Williams'

Bianca Andreescu shared her thoughts on her upcoming Japanese opponent Naomi Osaka who she will face at the China Open in Beijing. The Canadian player said: "I don't know her that well. I mean, we're friendly. I know she's a pretty funny person.

She can be a little awkward sometimes, a little quirky. I think she's a really nice girl. I noticed her a lot after she won Indian Wells, of course, then US Open. Especially the final against Serena. I really admired her, I still do.

She's doing incredible, especially at such a young age, as well. It's nice to play another player that's close to my age. We're kind of like the NextGen. I'm really excited. I know it's not going to be easy at all.

I think it's going to be fun. Yeah, I'm really looking forward to it. I know she's an aggressive player. She has similar traits to Serena, as well. Big serve, big groundstrokes. She moves pretty well, too. If I just go out there and play my game, like always, I think that's worked a lot this year against many of the players.

I think one of my great - what's the word - I guess advantage or strengths, I don't know, when I do step on the court, I'm good at figuring out how to play certain players, especially after studying them the night before.

But it's different when you step on the court. I think that's a really good strength to have, is to figure out different things when you're actually out there. We'll see. I mean, the goal is just to play my game and stay positive."