The 33-year-old Belgian said it before their second-round match Thursday.
And after Andreescu defeated her 6-3, 7-5 to reach the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her young career, the veteran even told her so at the net. She's defending champion. She's won two Slams. She rallied from a set down in the first round against Anastasia Potapova and didn't wilt when Babos found another gear in the second set Thursday. "I think that helped me in today's match".
Naomi Osaka is coming off a straight sets win over Magda Linette that took 18 games to decide. But on this day, the tables were turned. "Like, for me I just want to treat people ... like how you want to be treated", she said. "She was prepping for a tournament so I didn't want to mess up her practice".
"I had to dig really deep today".
Flipkens isn't in the habit of pumping up her opponent after she loses. But she's a canny judge of talent. I thought I played well, too. Flipkens recalled thinking she didn't play badly, and wasn't even disappointed. Townsend said. "It was, like, maybe I was, maybe I wasn't".
"Most of the time you hear the chants, it's for a whole team, not just for, like, me. Well, she seems a little bit more, like she knows what she's doing", Osaka said with a smile. Gauff and the belief she has in herself could be just enough to pull this off. Osaka hasn't been herself this year.
The live rankings are a snapshot of where the players sit at any given moment in time. Still, it's not out of the question. It's different, because you're an individual player, so it's weird, I guess. So, for me, I took that really into perspective.
Gauff said she "did feel less nervous" than she did in her US Open main-draw debut in the first round. "No, I don't usually check these things".
Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who three years ago began kneeling during the national anthem at his team's games, has been working out in the NY area in hopes of getting another shot in the NFL. "Kaepernick too", she said. She's number one. She's only 21.
Wozniacki will play American Danielle Collins Thursday night, with the victor to meet Andreescu in the third round on Saturday.
To the tape below her left knee from Tuesday, Andreescu added a tight wrap on her upper right leg for the second round. It's the same leg that was wrapped in the later rounds of her Rogers Cup win. It's either something hurts or we're just preventing something from happening. "It's one or the other", was all Andreescu would say about that.
Osaka is looking forward to their first meeting.
Another young American woman is making Slam waves: Taylor Townsend, 23, whose pure, raw emotion came through after she delivered one last crisp forehand volley to complete her 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) upset of two-time major champion Simona Halep.
US Open defending champion Naomi Osaka and 15 year old Coco Gauff talk about training together in years gone by and the friendship that their fathers have.
So far, she's everything we could ask for in a young star. Bryant, the retired National Basketball Association superstar, came to the U.S. Open to promote a new book "Legacy and the Queen" that he conceived and that Osaka has supported. Sofia Kenin, 20, beat Williams at the French Open and is into the third round in NY.
Esteban Ocon is joining Renault F1 next season
He brought us to fourth place a year ago , and was classified seventh in the drivers' championship, " Abiteboul said. Ahead of their parting of ways, Abiteboul paid tribute to Hulkenberg's efforts at Renault.