Rising Tennis Star Eugenie Bouchard Admits to Being a 'Belieber'

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 21, 2014

via Australian Open on YouTube

Tennis has a rising star in Eugenie Bouchard, but she is not immune to "Bieber Fever."

After No. 30 Bouchard knocked off No. 14 Ana Ivanovic in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Australian Open, one reporter thought it would be appropriate to ask the 19-year-old to name her celebrity crush.

Bouchard, who hails from Canada, picked a fellow Canadian, Justin Bieber. 

*Update: Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 8:15 p.m. ET

Bouchard's confession got her a tweet from a certain someone:

@geniebouchard good luck :)

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 22, 2014

--End of Update--

The teenager took the question in good fun, but it was certainly a bizarre question to ask in that setting after such a big win.


Thanks to the Australian Open for the video.