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."