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Someone Just Paid $85,000 To Go On A Date With Eugenie Bouchard

Someone Just Paid $85,000 To Go On A Date With Eugenie Bouchard

Someone has paid $85,000 (£70,226) to go on a fancy dinner date with tennis star Eugenie Bouchard - all in the name of charity.

The 26-year-old auctioned off a date package for the All In Challenge, which was run in conjunction with the charity 15 Seconds of Fame.

As well as getting a chance to meet Bouchard in the flesh and have dinner with her, the lucky winner will also get a chance to watch her play tennis and receive some signed merch.

Credit: Genie Bouchard/Instagram
Credit: Genie Bouchard/Instagram
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Sharing a screenshot of the winning bid on her Instagram Stories, Bouchard wrote: "This... is insane... you guys are amazing!!!"

In a follow-up post, she wrote: "85K?!?!? you guys are AMAZING!!! i'm so grateful and proud of you all for joining me on this project. i can't wait to meet the winner! this will help those in need so much."

In total 37 bids were placed, starting with $2,500 (£2,065) and going all the way up to the winning bid, before the auction closed on 15 May.

A description of the lucky recipients prize reads: "Get more than your 15 seconds of fame with Genie Bouchard.

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"The lucky winner and a guest will go to any tennis tournament of their choice. That's right, US Open, French Open, Wimbledon or the Australian Open - Genie has the airfare covered.

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"Sit in the player's box next to Genie's team and coach while you cheer her on to victory.

"Enjoy a meal with the tennis star and even get a racket and sneakers signed by Genie herself."

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Of course, this isn't the first time Bouchard has agreed to go on a date with a fan. Who can forget when John Goehrke decided to try his luck on Twitter in 2017? He managed to bag himself a date, which then led to a second date and ended up with the pair forming a bit of a friendship.

Goehrke showed us all how it was done back during the Super Bowl when he casually asked Bouchard: "If the Patriots win we go on a date?" To which the tennis ace replied 'sure' - and when they did, she remained true to her word and the pair ended up going to a Brooklyn Nets game together.

Bouchard then agreed to a second date, and was snapped on a third, and she also shared some photos of them hanging out together around Christmas time in 2017.

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However, whether romance flourished or not, it seems as though Bouchard is most definitely single at the moment, as she tweeted just last month to say: "Not complaining, but I feel like quarantine would be a lot more fun with a boyfriend."

Featured Image Credit: Eugenie Bouchard/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, Women's Sport, Tennis news, Genie Bouchard, sport news

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]