Eugenie Bouchard

'Dominant' Sharapova brushes aside Bouchard in straight-sets to reach Oz Open semis

Maria SharapovaLondon, Jan 27 : Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova put on a dominant display as she brushed aside Canadian seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to advance to the Australian Open semifinals in Melbourne.

The 2008 champion, seeded second, won 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 18 minutes, taking her record against Bouchard to 4-0, as the Canadian made 30 errors in the game.

The Russian said that she thought she had a really good start, adding that she kept her focus throughout the whole match, and didn't feel that she had too many letdowns, which was important.

Bouchard says she is ready to twirl if guys are asked to flex their muscles

Eugenie BouchardJohannesburg, Jan 24 - Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has played down the ' Twirlgate' controversy at the Australian Open, saying that she was fine with it and trying to focus on her tennis.

The Canadian tennis ace was asked by a male interviewer to twirl and show off her outfit for the crowd after second-round win in Melbourne.

Responding to the controversy, she said that it was just kind of funny and she was fine with being asked to twirl if they ask the guys to flex their muscles , Sport24 reported.

Causing a stir in the sphere of social media, tennis legend Billie Jean King had earlier branded the question as truly sexist.

Bouchard surprised with male presenter's 'twirl' request at Oz Open

Eugenie BouchardSydney, Jan 22 : Canadian tennis ace Eugenie Bouchard was left surprised after a male presenter conducting her on-court interview, post her dominating 6-0, 6-3 win over Kiki Bertens at the Australian Open, made an unusual request by asking her to give them a twirl.

The male presenter asked Bouchard if she could give them a twirl, and the Canadian surprisingly asked a twirl. The presenter coaxed her saying that yes a twirl, like a pirouette, urging the Canadian to show her outfit, a pink skirt and top with bright yellow straps, to the crowd.

The world number seven twirled somewhat uncomfortably, and then she laughed and buried her face in her hands, News. com. au reported.

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