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Eugenie Bouchard: 'Twirlgate'

Updated 1257 GMT (2057 HKT) January 23, 2015
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Eugenie Bouchard said she was "not offended" after being asked to do a twirl, but a former player was not impressed with the request. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
Multiple U.S. grand slam champion and equality advocate, Billie Jean King described the comment as "truly sexist," adding "if you ask the women, you have to ask the guys to twirl as well." Jemal Countess/Getty Images/file
Seen here taking a selfie before going on court earlier this week, Bouchard described the request as an "in-the-moment thing" and "funny" before saying she was only interested in focusing on her tennis.
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Earlier in the tournament, a request came in for Rafa Nadal to take his top off. The question appeared on a tablet device (pictured) in a car the Spaniard was traveling in Melbourne. http://www.ausopen.com/
Nadal declined to take off the sweatshirt he was wearing, but frequently shows off his torso on court when changing shirts during matches. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Bouchard safely reached the fourth round after beating Caroline Garcia of France in straight sets 7-5 6-0 on Friday. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images