Bethanie Mattek Sands is breaking new grounds by becoming the first professional athlete to wear Google Glass while competing and the venue will be none other than the traditional Wimbledon.
The American always loves to bring a flood of extravagance to the Grand Slam – two years ago she came to the Pre-Wimbledon Party dressed in a tennis ball dress, while her on-court jacket was accessorized with white tennis balls, and this year her look for the Player Party was nothing short of shocking.
The tennis star is one of a few thousand lucky people who are in the Glass Explorer program, testing Google Glass in prerelease format. Google says that the product has allowed Mattek Sands to capture her strokes from her perspective during practice and share them with her coaches, as well as to search recipes and perfect her cooking.
The world No.58 opens Wimbledon with a match against seventh seed Angelique Kerber. Given the American’s current form and now the accessory of lightweight Google Glass, if her recent right thigh injury has healed enough, she could upset the German No.1, against whom she’s actually 2-0 head-to-head. (source: Venture Beat, photo via Bethanie’s Twitter)