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Give us a Twirl? Excuse me?

Give us a Twirl? Excuse me?

Just a few months back, the Williams sisters - Serena and Venus, were referred to as the 'Williams brothers' by the chief of the Russian Tennis Federation. At this year's Australian Open, 7th seed Eugenie Bouchard was asked to give a twirl i.e. to show off her tournament outfit, by a male on-court interviewer after her win. While some have dismissed it off as a "fun, on the spur" incident, it is perhaps a reflection of broader societal norms.