Montreal's Eugenie Bouchard is quickly becoming a Canadian tennis superstar. The 19-year-old became only the second Canadian to reach the semi-final of a grand slam tournament on Monday, when she beat Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open.

Bouchard got gossipmongers going when she told a courtside interviewer that her dream date would be Justin Bieber.

"If you could date anyone in the world of sport, of movies, I'm sorry they asked me to say this, who would you date?" the interviewer asked.

"Justin Bieber?" Bouchard answered to roars from the crowd.

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  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 11

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays a shot to Li Na of China during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on January 23. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 11

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays a shot to Li Na of China during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on January 23. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 11

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada plays a shot to Li Na of China during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on January 23. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 10

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada smiles during a training session at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia January 22. Bouchard faces Li Na of China in the women's singles semifinal Thursday. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates after defeating Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on January 21. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada makes a forehand return during her quarterfinal against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on January 21. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Canada's Eugenie Bouchard plays a shot during her women's singles match against Serbia's Ana Ivanovic on day nine at the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21. (MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada is interviewed on court after winning her quarterfinal match against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during day nine of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada holds a toy wombat thrown to her from the crowd after winning her quarterfinal match against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during day nine of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada returns to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during their women's singles match on day nine of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21. (PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates winning her quarterfinal match against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during day nine of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21 in Melbourne, Australia.(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Canada's Eugenie Bouchard celebrates after victory in her women's singles match against Serbia's Ana Ivanovic on day nine at the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21. (MAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada shakes hands with Ana Ivanovic of Serbia after Bouchard won their quarterfinal match during day nine of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Fans cheer for Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during her women's singles match against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia on day nine of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21. (PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada serves in her quarterfinal match against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during day nine of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 9

    Canada's Eugenie Bouchard (R) shakes hands as she celebrates after victory in her women's singles match against Australia's Casey Dellacqua (L) on day seven of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 19. (WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2014 Australian Open - Day 7

    Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates winning her fourth round singles match against Casey Dellacqua of Australia during day seven of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Of course, many thought that the question trivialized Bouchard's accomplishments as an athlete, and is indicative of the sexist treatment many female athletes get from the media.

Judging from Bouchard's embarrassed reaction, we think she might just be joking with that answer. Of course, she has expressed her support for Bieber in the past, telling Sports Illustrated last year that she "[respects] him because he came from nothing and he became this mega-superstar and he does have talent."

The New York Times also astutely points out that while Bouchard says she wants to date Bieber, she quoted from Drake in an earlier interview, saying "You gotta start from the bottom and now we’re here, right?”

Heck, maybe she just really likes her Canadian musicians.