-- It's a twirl that now has some heads spinning.
The interviewer’s request has now sparked a flood of criticism and cries of sexism.
In a video of the incident, Bouchard can be seen on the tennis court following her easy defeat of Kiki Bertens in the second round of the competition.
Cohen then tells the 20-year-old: “Now yesterday, or last night, you tweeted that you loved Serena [Williams]’ outfit. ... She was kind enough to give us a twirl. Can you give us a twirl and tell us about your outfit?”
Bouchard, who had been beaming at the beginning of the presenter’s remarks, appeared slightly taken aback by the request but she gamely complied.
“A twirl? Like?--” she asked.
“A twirl, a pirouette, here we go,” the presenter replied. The crowd cheered.
Bouchard performed a spin, covered her face, then said: “I mean I have to say, I honestly think Serena’s outfit is the best, even better than mine. I’m going to give her that.”
In a post-match interview, Bouchard called Cohen’s request “very unexpected.”
"I don't know, an old guy asking you to twirl. It was funny," Bouchard said, according to the CBC.
But some felt too much was being made of the incident.
Bouchard seems to be taking "twirl gate" in stride however, saying, "I'm not offended. I'm fine with being asked to twirl if they ask the guys to flex."