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Female Tennis Player In Australian Open, Asked To “Twirl” On The Court To Show Off Her Outfit

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Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 10.51.26 AMYesterday, one of the world’s top ten tennis players was asked by an interviewer to “give us a twirl” in order to show off their outfit. How did Roger Federer respond, you ask? Ha! That’s hilarious. No, the question was asked of the lovely 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard during an on-court interview. Because enough of this tennis crap, tell me about your dress!

Channel 7 reporter Ian Cohen, who needs to get a fucking hold of himself, asked Bouchard if she would do a “twirl, like a pirouette” to show off her tennis outfit. This is, by the way, after she beat Kiki Bertans in less than an hour, going 6-0, 6-3. Poor Bouchard was clearly embarrassed by the request but did it anyway, probably because it was live TV, she’s 20-years-old, and that would be the default reaction of most women who would otherwise shove a tennis ball down the man’s throat.

In fact, someone asked Serena Williams to twirl after one of her recent wins. Serena Number One Seed Williams, y’all. Here’s what she had to say about that, from Buzzfeed:

“A commentator asked me to twirl,” the world no.1 said. “I wouldn’t ask Rafa [Nadal] or Roger [Federer] to twirl. Whether it’s sexist or not, I don’t know. I can’t answer that.

 

“I didn’t really want to twirl because I was just like, you know, I don’t need all the extra attention. But, yeah, it was fine.

 

“I don’t think and look that deep into it. Life is far too short to focus on that. We have so many other problems we want to deal with that we should focus on. Whether I twirl or not, it’s not the end of the world. It’s about being positive and just moving forward.”

P.S. she twirled, too.

Well, Serena, you are a much nicer person than I am because this is sexist and life is not too short to treat that kind of request like the idiocy that it is. In fact, life isn’t long enough for me to ask every accomplished man on TV if he will give me a twirl to show off his khakis, but I would sure love to give it a shot.

Oof course, one can always rely on Twitter to sum things up perfectly:

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