Bethanie Mattek Sands is one of the most famous tennis players when it comes to fashion sense, or nonsense. That's why I'm doing this overview of her on-court outfits, as promised a long time ago to our reader Lilly.
No matter how trashy some of Bethanie’s outfits are, they certainly bring a lot of fun. This ball boy's peak was in all the media during the 2007 US Open.
However, I have to say that not all Bethanie’s styles fall into the category of unsophisticated (to put it that way), her tube socks are priceless and a great addition to tennis fashion.
Here's an extract from the recent interview Bethanie did with On the Baseline:
Ah yes… the socks! I rarely get through an interview where the socks don’t come up at least once. I wore them a few years back on center court of Wimbledon and got a lot of attention for it. Actually that entire outfit that I wore is in the Wimbledon Museum.
I like trends and style so I figured why not wear something that would go against the norm of Wimbledon but yet was trendy back in the day. I brought the socks back the later part of last year and have been wearing them since. I have all kinds of color combos now and have gotten a lot of positive feedback.
The two photos above show Bethanie's looks for this year's Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Notice the huge tattoo on her right hand.
In the interview for On the Baseline Bethanie also discussed how she would improve the clothes umpires wear. She would like to replace the stale umpire attire with something colorful and fun. She’s well aware it wouldn’t be flattering but would definitely be eye-catching.
Bethanie can also be completely covered and the following photo shows it.
Here's Bethanie's take on tennis and fashion:
Why not have a little more creativity when you play, too many times both players on the court look the same and it is boring. I like when players are original and show off some creativity like Venus, Serena and Maria. I think it is great for the sport. Fashion is such a big deal everywhere else, why not bring it onto the court as well!?!?
The above cheetah print outfit will stay in our minds for the long time to come. Bethanie wore it at the 2007 US Open.
Some candy colors are also welcome in Bethanie's wardrobe.
The picture below speaks a thousand words.
And let's finish this overview with one oldie – a photo from the 2003 US Open. Bethanie's hair has changed as well!
All in all, even though I wouldn’t wear most of Bethanie’s outfits, not even in my wildest dreams, Bethanie wears them well and I like that we have such a player that brings a lot of uniqueness and entertainment to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. (photos via: Life.com, Daily Mail, Tennis.com)