EUGENIE BOUCHARD drastically improved one lucky fan’s self-isolation, by agreeing to go on a date with him.
The Canadian former world No5 had complained of her boredom while social distancing last month, even admitting that it would be “a lot more fun with a boyfriend.”
Soon after tweeting this, Bouchard and her agent found themselves inundated with hordes of “resumes” from would-be suitors.
But while on an Instagram Live with sportscaster Allie LaForce, the 26-year-old found her match in the name of charity.
One viewer, named Bob, was leaving a barrage of comments revealing his “love” for Bouchard.
And in mischievous mood, LaForce decided to get the fan – who referred to the tennis player as a “smokeshow” – involved in the call.
Bob soon piped up again to offer around £400 for a date with Genie.
But LaForce upped the stakes further, demanding the £2,410 that it takes to feed hospital staff on the WTA star’s behalf.
When Bob pledged to make this donation, Bouchard agreed to date him, even telling LaForce: “You’re also helping me, being a matchmaker for me because I clearly need one.
“I agreed, yes, of course. I want to be part of this.”
All she asked… was for Bob to bring toilet roll.
Not willing to stop there, however, Bob then offered an extra £800 if Bouchard agreed to order in a BRITISH accent while on their date.
And the embarrassed former Wimbledon finalist reluctantly agreed, saying: “Why are you doing this to me, Bob?”
“You’re guilting me… so I feel I have to say yes because it’s for charity, but I’m also highly uncomfortable with that.
“I’m going to say yes but I have no skill whatsoever in imitating accents.”
This isn’t the first time that a lucky social media user has managed to secure themselves a date with Bouchard, however.
In 2017, student John Goehrke bagged a date with the star after predicting the New England Patriots would overturn their 21-0 Super Bowl deficit to the Atlanta Falcons.
And it went so well, that he even bagged a second date with the tennis player – and time will only tell if Bob fares so well.