Fans Angry After Male Commentator Asks Two Female Tennis Stars to "Twirl"

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After Eugenie Bouchard won a match at the Australian Open this week, the post-match interview got a little bit weird. When the male commentator asked her to "give us a twirl" to show off her outfit, people were enraged, saying it was outright sexist.

To put it in context, he said it because Eugenie had tweeted that she liked Serena Williams' outfit the day before. Serena was also asked to give us a twirl and people are pretty pissed. Why are we asking the girls to twirl and not strictly talking about the tennis?!

When Serena was asked about her twirl, she had the perfect response:

"A commentator asked me to twirl. 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."

As for Eugenie, she's taking it in stride, too, tweeting: Still, Twitter is pretty upset...
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