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Genie Bouchard pays off Super Bowl with date to Nets game with a fan

Genie Bouchard, left, poses for photographs with her

Genie Bouchard, left, poses for photographs with her blind date, John Goehrke, right, during the second half of a game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in New York. After losing a Super Bowl bet on Twitter, Bouchard agreed to go on a date with a random fan. Credit: AP / Frank Franklin II

Tennis star Genie Bouchard kept her side of a bet for a date after the Atlanta Falcons lost the lead at the Super Bowl.

The Canadian player and now swimsuit model sat courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game Wednesday night with a University of Missouri student who won a bet with her on Twitter.

Bouchard tweeted during the Super Bowl that she knew the Falcons would win. John Goehrke responded to her by writing “if patriots win we go on a date?” and she responded “Sure.”

The Falcons then blew a 25-point lead as the New England Patriots rallied to win in overtime. Bouchard keep her word. In New York for ceremonies tied to the “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit issue, in which she appears , she met Goehrke earlier Wednesday .

They sat together for the game against the Bucks and came on the court and threw some souvenir balls into the stands.

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