Photo: Eugenie Bouchard takes ‘winning selfie’ with fan’s phone
Eugenie Bouchard takes selfie with a fan's phone after straight sets win
Eugenie Bouchard was astonished that a fan threw the seventh seed their phone for a “winning selfie” after the Canadian moved into Australian Open third round.
The popular 20-year-old progressed to the next phase courtesy of an emphatic 6-0, 6-3 victory over unseeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Bouchard is fast becoming one of the WTA’s best-supported stars, but the Canada number one was still surprised when a member of the Genie Army threw their phone to the Wimbledon runner-up in hope of a selfie.
Of course the world number seven duly obliged for her adoring fan with two selfies, producing a charming smile with a toy koala bear under her arm and the Canadian flag hanging in the background.
— Eugenie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) January 21, 2015
In a bizarre post-match interview, Bouchard was asked by a male presenter to give the stadium a twirl following her straight sets win.
The No7 seed, clearly embarrassed, obliged the interviewer, although the first Canadian to reach a Wimbledon final was still bemused in her post-match media conference.
— Australian Open (@AustralianOpen) January 21, 2015
“It was very unexpected,” said Bouchard. “I don’t know, an old guy asking you to twirl. It was funny.”