Canadian Eugenie Bouchard earned the biggest win of her career on Tuesday when she defeated Ana Ivanovic in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. But her best performance was the postmatch interview, in which she was asked about her dream date. After blushing and giggling, Bouchard admitted that it would be Justin Bieber. Of course, we at SI.com have known about this for months, ever since we pestered her about it in an interview last September. Here's a quick excerpt.
SI.com: Name a celebrity you want to meet?
Bouchard: I’m going to go with Justin Bieber. He gets so much hate, but I like some of his songs. And I respect him because he came from nothing and he became this mega-superstar and he does have talent. I don’t know if you’ve seen his movie…
SI.com: I regret to inform you that I have not.
Bouchard: Honestly, people who didn’t really like him actually were amazed at the movie. You see videos of him playing drums when he was 2 years old, and how he really became what he is. He played guitar outside of Starbucks, just trying to play and make money, and he put videos on YouTube and then finally became something. And he’s Canadian, so I support him.
SI.com: What’s the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
Bouchard: I have a lot of those. [Long pause] Is Justin Bieber embarrassing?
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