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Bernard Tomic is on his way to becoming the most popular person in Australia, provided his girlfriend doesn't get there first.
The rising 19-year-old tennis star has been making headlines at the Australian Open and could become a worldwide sensation if he upsets Roger Federer in their fourth-round match on Sunday. But Tomic is sharing the spotlight with girlfriend Donay Meijer, who has been a favorite of television cameras, photographers and tabloid reporters during Tomic's three wins in Melbourne.
The 21-year-old Meijer has been dating Tomic for six months. They met through friends, a publicist says, as if we believe that an up-and-coming tennis star and aspiring model get set up on awkward blind dates.
American sports websites are just finding out about Meijer and showering her with the attention you'd expect a young, blonde model to receive. We're not so gratuitous at Busted Racquet, so in lieu of a photo gallery, here are some facts about Tomic's love interest. (Totally kidding. The photo gallery is below.)
• Is completing a pharmacy degree. (Wayne Odesnik is devastated he didn't meet her first.)
• Adjectives used to describe her in a recent Herald Sun article: tall, tanned, willowy, talented, articulate, talented (again), lovely, academic, commercial and sultry.
• Nouns used to describe her in the same piece: bombshell, stunner.