The most shocking outfits of Bethany Mattek-Sands and her associates. Sometimes fans think that tennis players just forget to get dressed.
The “Grand slam” tournament is no longer limited to the battle for the beautiful trophies and cash prizes. It is also the most appropriate place to make a statement, send a message to the world. The outfit also helps to do so.
However, American Bethany Mattek-Sands tried to stand out at every sport tennis tournament. She is probably the most extravagant sports news tennis player in history. Few people will immediately list her American sports regalia, although she is:
• Rio Olympic champion,
• five-time Grand slam doubles winner
• four times winner in the mix,
• ex-thirtieth racket of the world in singles
• ex-first racket in a pair
but many people know about her outfits. She is even called the Lady Gaga of world tennis. Well, a person likes to stand out.
You need to be creative
Mattek-Sands went on court with red hair and war paint on her face without even mentioning a tattoo of roses all over her shoulder. Bethany has played in leg warmers for a long time. It all started with Wimbledon 2006, where she first appeared on the court in football leggings for 10 pounds. She flashed on the court in a lingerie-style top and shorts with patch pockets on her bottom and a cowboy hat, for which the organizers of the US Open once even fined her $ 1,000. They found her equipment unsuitable for tennis. She also had a T-shirt with cherries in her collection.
At the 2006 US Open, the American went to the court in a beige blouse with lace on the stomach, a triangular neckline and slits on the sleeves, a lace bandana, and vintage knee socks with strings.
At the home slam a year later, Mattek-Sands shocked twice. At first, she appeared in a gold dress which was cut so that even the ballboys could not take their eyes off her cleavage, and headbands in color. And then there was the leopard — short shorts, a sleeveless top with a plunging neckline, and a cap with an animal print. Critics then said it was more suitable for a pub than for work.
At Wimbledon 2011, Mattek-Sands shocked twice. At the pre-tournament party of players, she appeared in a bright yellow dress embroidered with tennis balls and the fancy headdress with the same goals. And then the American woman came out on the court with an amazing jacket over a rather modest white tennis dress, decorated with tennis balls and fringe. It turned out that both outfits were made by designer Alex Noble, who worked with Lady Gaga.
“This is Wimbledon, and you have to be creative,” Bethany said at the time.
Last year, one of the American brands, inspired by the eclectic style of Mattek-Sands, invited her to create several collections of bright and daring clothing — both casual and tennis. It allowed the tennis player, who is already 35, to stand out on the court and not look ridiculous.