Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard is making plenty of waves at the Australian Open. 1 Ana Ivanovic on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals — a Canadian first — and has her own cheering section nicknamed the “Genie Army.” [np_storybar title=”Eugenie Bouchard first Canadian woman to reach Australian Open semi-finals with win over Ana Ivanovic” link=” “If there’s more attention, well, that’s a good thing.” Not all the attention has brought positive results, though.
Bouchard was asked a question in the wake of the biggest win of her career that drew accusations of sexism.
“You’re getting a lot of fans here,” Channel 7’s Samantha Smith said of Bouchard’s rising celebrity status in a courtside interview. “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? There were also some boos from the Genie Army, which usually delivers stuffed animals as tokens of their affection.
” Smith asked as Bouchard giggled, appearing uncomfortable. “I will create luggage space,” she said of her new menagerie.
1 Novak Djokovic made certain he would not be felled by the same fate in the Australian Open men’s decider.
Djokovic, 28, continued his dominance in men’s tennis with a hard-fought yet decisive triumph over world No.
Now, appearing in her very first Australian Open, she’s become the first Canadian to reach a major semi-final since Carling Bassett at the U.
MELBOURNE, Australia – Twenty-four hours after heavy favorite Serena Williams went down in the women’s final, world No.
There was to be only one more Grand Slam semi-final appearance in her career, at Roland Garros last year, when a glorious opportunity passed her by when she was beaten by Lucie Safarova.The 20-year-old Serb and new world No 1 had played in three of the previous five Grand Slam finals and was being talked about as the next great superstar of women’s tennis.Larry Scott, the then chief executive of the Women’s Tennis Association, pointedly referred to Ivanovic as a “very glamorous, stylish and personable figure”.“Laundry, garbage, cleaning,” Novak Djokovic said on his arrival in Britain this week when asked how he had been gearing up for Wimbledon, which starts on Monday.“I needed some time off – more mentally rather than physically.I regrouped, spent some time with the family and got my thoughts off tennis.” Meanwhile, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray, the three other members of the so-called “Big Four” of men’s tennis, have been warming up in time-honoured fashion by playing in tournaments – and winning.Tennis has come to expect the unexpected from one of its most remarkable champions. He studies Eastern medicine, practises meditation and at Wimbledon often visits a local Buddhist temple. He has published his own book, Serve to Win, in the form of a self-help lifestyle guide, complete with exercise routines and recipes based around the gluten-free diet which turned his career around.