After seeing Bethanie Mattek’s wardrobe for the first time in this year’s US Open, I have come to realize that the girl likes to wear outrageous outfits on the court. This year’s numbers were not the first to draw attention, but the fact that she advanced to the second round in the women’s singles and went to the quarters in the women’s doubles with Sania Mirza got her more publicity than in the past.
Thanks to Marija of the Women’s Tennis Blog, we discovered that Bethanie had plans for a French nanny outfit that was later shelved:
“New York is crazy. It’s always cool to do something here. It’s just keeping up with what the crowd likes. People are so vocal about it. Some love it or hate it. If they love or hate it, they’ll come see it. I think it helps tennis.”
American Bethanie Mattek on her latest ‘outrageous’ outfit, a leopardskin number.
“She can do what the hell she wants. It really doesn’t matter to me. I can do what I want for that matter.”
Mattek’s doubles partner Sania Mirza has her say.
“Very special. She was even more sexy than ever today.”
Chan Yung, who teamed up with Chuang Chia-Jung to beat Mirza and Mattek, proves it takes all sorts.
“I was going to have a French nanny kind of look. That one was put aside.”
Mattek proves that there are limits even to her fashion taste.
Quotes courtesy of BBC Sport.
Just for good measure, here are some of her outfits from her ten days at Flushing Meadow.