As impressive as you are, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the Olympics are much larger than you.
B. Mattek-Sands Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Bethanie Mattek-Sands, a tennis player from the United States, has remarked that she can’t wait till the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo because she had such a wonderful time at Rio de Janeiro.
Mattek-Sands, 35, won the gold medal in mixed doubles with Jack Sock at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. She is noted for her aggressive play and extravagant attire on the court.
Olympian Bethanie Mattek-Sands reflects on her time in Rio.
Mattek-Sands reflects on her incredible experience at the Rio Games in an interview with the Olympic Channel. The whole affair was much greater than you, the greatest team event I’d ever been a part of.
Although winning the gold with Jack Sock was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I can’t rank that achievement at the top of the list because the entire 10-day experience was what I’ll remember most. The American is one of several players that have recently begun to express themselves through their court attire.
Some of her more memorable outfits on the tennis court in recent years have been knee-high socks and a cowboy hat. She claims that dressing in a way that is true to herself improves her performance.
“A lot of people think of tennis as this stuffy, elitist sport, but if you go to the US Open or the Australian Open, you’ll find these extroverted individuals who are quite athletic and incredibly passionate about the sport.” It’s only appropriate that the clothes reflect it.
You can express your individuality and stand out from the crowd in many ways, but maybe none more so than via your choice of clothing.
When I’m being me, when I’m feeling good about myself, and when I look nice, I play well. In her career, Bethanie Mattek-Sands has won nine Grand Slams, five in women’s doubles and four in mixed doubles.
While she has reached as high as No. 30 in the singles rankings, her success has come primarily in doubles, where she has won 26 WTA Tour championships, including those at the 2015 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, 2016 US Open, 2017 Australian Open, and 2017 French Open.
Mixed doubles triumphs at the US Open in 2018 and 2019 add to her Australian Open and French Open singles victories in 2012 and 2015.
She is competing with her doubles partner, Shuai Zhang, at this week’s tournament in Cincinnati, where they hold the world No. 20 ranking. Taylor Townsend and Asia Muhammad, a team of two American athletes, defeated them in the first round.
What She Learned From the Olympics:
- Medalist at the 2016 Olympics and a repeat participant in 2020 (1 gold)
- Olympiads of 2020, Tokyo
- Mixed doubles gold medalists at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (doubles)
A Few More of Her Accomplishments in the Workplace:
- First Round, 2016 BNP Paribas Open (doubles)
- First Round, 2015 French Open (doubles, mixed doubles)
- 1st round of doubles, 2015 Australian Open (singles)
- Round of 16 in the 2015 U.S. Open Second Round, Mixed Doubles (singles)
- The 2012 Australian Open: The First Round (mixed doubles)
- QUARTERFINALS of the 2010 U.S. Open (doubles)
- 2011 Runner-Up at Indian Wells (doubles)
- 2008 US Open semi-finals (doubles)
- Quarterfinals of the 2007 U.S. Open (doubles)
Some Background Information on Her:
Mattek’s daughter, born to Tim and Heidi.
Twin brothers Chad and Andrew; sister Alison.
Tied the knot with Justin Sands on November 29th, 2008…
First picked up a racket at age 5 and made her professional debut when she was 14…
Has been on the road since 2005, playing music nonstop…
It wasn’t until the fall of 2012 that she began experiencing chronic exhaustion; shortly thereafter, she discovered that she was allergic to 26 different foods, including several of her favourites.
Was the first professional athlete to be named a “Glass Explorer” by Google…
She wears colourful clothes and hair and is known for her characteristic knee-high compression socks, earning her the nickname “America’s Tennis Rock Star.”
The occupant enjoys motor vehicles, the outdoors, shopping, cooking, television (particularly the Green Bay Packers and “Law & Order: SVU”), and lounging by the pool.