Eugenie Bouchard caught in embarrassing sister swap

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Eugenie and Beatrice Bouchard, pictured here on the tennis court and Instagram.
Eugenie Bouchard was mistaken for twin sister Beatrice. Image: Getty/Instagram

Eugenie Bouchard has been mistaken for twin sister Beatrice in an article about what she looks for in a potential partner.

A British tabloid made the mishap on Wednesday when they included two photos of Beatrice that were supposed to be Eugenie.

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In the article entitled ‘Tennis stunner Eugenie Bouchard reveals three things it takes to date her and tells of nightmare date with vomiting man’, the tabloid had two photos of Eugenie.

However they also ran two photos of her twin 26-year-old sister Beatrice - somewhat of a social media star in her own right.

Beatrice Bouchard, pictured here in The Sun's article.
The article had two photos of Beatrice Bouchard instead of Eugenie. Image: The Sun

While Canadian tennis star Eugenie has some 2.1 million Instagram followers, Beatrice has 374,000 of her own.

Beatrice was in the news last August when she posted a happy snap on Instagram with none other than Aussie tennis player Nick Kyrgios.

The older twin posted a picture with Krygios in Montreal after he was eliminated from the Canadian Open.

“Good company,” the photo was captioned.

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Kyrgios is clearly close with the Bouchard family, inviting Eugenie to sit in his players box at Wimbledon last year.

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Meanwhile, Eugenie has opened up about some of the negativity she receives online, saying she has learnt that it is a “a waste of time” to dwell on it.

“There’s a lot of positive out there,” Bouchard said.

“And I realise that everybody has haters. It means you stood up for something in your life, it means you’ve done something in your life.

“Try to take it as a reverse-compliment and just realise it’s someone who maybe has their own issues or is mean or negative and you shouldn’t worry about someone like that.

“You shouldn’t worry about their opinion, so I really try to take a step back from it and not take it personally.”

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A constant criticism that Bouchard faces is around the extent of her activity on social media and whether that time and energy could be better spent on her tennis game.

The Canadian says it's merely a generational shift towards social media, that explains her online footprint.

“It’s only natural for someone my age to be active on social media. Why it is such a big deal?” she added.

“I think the most important thing is to not hate back.

“To accept it for what it is and understand that it’s more of a reflection of them and how they’re feeling and not that you’re a horrible person. It’s hard because there’s so much negativity out there.”

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