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 snaps a selfie after second-round win Photo: Eugenie Bouchard/Twitter

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.

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.

“It was very unexpected,” said Bouchard. “I don’t know, an old guy asking you to twirl. It was funny.”

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