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Moments after the biggest win of her career, Eugenie Bouchard was asked about her dream date

Canada’s new star will face Li Na in the Australian Open semi finals.

Bouchard: facepalm.
Bouchard: facepalm.
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THE WORLD IS getting to know Canadian teen tennis star Eugenie Bouchard.

The 19-year-old had the biggest win of her young career today when she beat Ana Ivanovic and booked her place in the Australian Open semi-finals against Li Na.

There are a lot of pretty cool storylines here. Aside from this being Bouchard’s first Grand Slam semi, it is also the first time a Canadian has reached this stage at the Australian Open.

In fact, it’s the first time the country has had a representative in the semis of a tennis major since Carling Bassett in 1984.

Sam Smith had the first interview with Bouchard and after a couple of minutes talking about the match and her growing ‘Genie Army’ fanbase, she threw out a curveball.

“You’re getting a lot of fans here,” Smith said. “A lot of them are male and they want to know if you could date anyone in the world of sport, of movies — I’m sorry, they asked me to say this — who would you date?”

Bouchard looked a little embarrassed by the question. Her answer? Justin Bieber.
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