Bethanie Mattek-Sands is a staple of American tennis. She is a former world No. 1 in doubles with her No. 1 and women’s doubles with her five Grand Slam titles. She also won gold in mixed doubles at the 2016 Olympics, teaming with American Jack Sock.
But we’re not here to talk about her career. We’re here because last night at the U.S. Open, she appeared on the ESPN broadcast wearing a William Goldberg diamond necklace, Jack Muss shoes, and Dolce & Gabbana in her fit. is.
The fusion of tennis and fashion is nothing new for Mattek-Sands. Here’s everything you need to know about this star.
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She has been called “America’s Tennis Rock Star”.
Mattek-Sands started playing tennis at the age of 5 and made his professional debut at 14. According to her bio on Team USA’s website, she is “often referred to as America’s tennis rock star, with her colorful apparel and hair, signature knees and high compression socks.” He started playing in 1999, but joined the WTA full-time in 2005.
In 2008, she married Justin Sands and changed her name from Bethany Mattek to Bethany Mattek-Sands.
Mattek-Sands is dominant in doubles.
In women’s doubles, she has won 27 career titles, including five Grand Slams, and in mixed doubles, she won two Grand Slams and one gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Mattek-Sands has yet to compete professionally in 2022, but says he’s not retired. She participates in “Legends Matches” during the US Open Fan Week before the tournament begins, usually featuring retired players.
She has launched a series of glamorous tennis events called ‘Ladies Night in The City’.
“We started this initiative to create an event that is compelling yet mission-advancing with women who support women,” said Mattek-Sands. town and country“We are really excited to start it in New York and build it out for some other events next year. We are passionate about connecting athletes with other industries such as fashion, business and politics.
“As an individual athlete, I feel like I’m not trying to network all the time and see what else is there,” she says. She recently co-hosted her first event with Shilpa Yarlagadda, who co-founded the jewelry company Shiffon during her freshman year at Harvard.
“I hope girls can come to an event like this and feel beautiful, have all the details they need, feel free to talk, and meet their mentors,” Mattek-Sands said of her dream. .series. Tennis players in attendance (and very attractive) at the inaugural event included Jessica Pegula, Zhang Shuai, Shelby Rogers, Ajra Tomljanovic, Belinda Bencic and Donna Vekic.
As Mattek-Sands wrote on Instagram after the first Ladies’ Night, “Our vision is to curate amazing experiences where everyone feels energized and inspired when the music stops. There are so many female role models to look up to, some may have bigger platforms than others, but they are all trailblazers and deserve promotion!”
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