“She's an amazing player. I look up to her a lot. I love her game. She's very consistent. She's a champion,” stated the American youngster.
“It's just going to be exciting to go up against her, another amazing opportunity for me.”
World No.1 Barty dazzled again, extending her unbroken streak to six matches and 57 straight games. The Australian soared past Camilia Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 to start the RG 2019 flashbacks.
“It will be nice to play each other again in a big match,” said the top seed, recalling their 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-3 Parisian treat.
“You have to be able to take learnings from those moments, as hard as they are sometimes. I was able to navigate and find a way through. Which at that point in my life, in my career, it was a massive turning point.”