Bouchard follows through on Super Bowl bet
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:58PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:01PM EST
NEW YORK -- Eugenie Bouchard is not one to welch on a bet.
Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., went on a date with a New England Patriots fan on Wednesday night after the two agreed to a bet over Twitter during Super Bowl 51.
Bouchard had tweeted that she "knew Atlanta would win" with the Falcons holding a big lead over the Patriots during the NFL's championship game. The fan then asked her to go on a date if the Patriots somehow ended up winning and in what must have seemed like a low-risk reply, Bouchard said, "sure."
After New England came back to win 34-28 in overtime she tweeted: "Lesson learned. Never bet against Tom Brady."
On Wednesday, Bouchard followed through on the bet and tweeted a photo of the two of them in the backseat of a car with the caption "Just met my 'Super Bowl Twitter Date' John. On our way to the @BrooklynNets game!"
Bouchard is ranked 42nd in the world. Earlier on Wednesday she announced that she would be included in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit edition.