This year’s US Open has brought us many an attractive female tennis player. Unfortunately, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic and Daniela Hantuchova all were eliminated within the first week. Then there’s Bethanie Mattek of the US, whose wardrobe has gotten notices, but in this case, it’s not a good thing. Thanks to my friend, Linda, who pointed this out to me. The Women’s Tennis Blog wrote about Bethanie’s attire which included a hideous gold dress with headband (picture courtesy of Ms. Flux at Flickr).
Reading Bethanie’s bio on the WTA Tour website, one thing that sticks out is that she wears basketball shoes on the court? Short of not having a sponsor, I’m wondering if that’s on purpose.
According to her Wikipedia bio, Bethanie is certainly known for making fashion statements on the court:
- 2004 US Open – wore a leopard print outfit.
- 2005 US Open – fined for wearing a striped cowboy hat.
- 2006 Wimbledon – appeared in a ‘soccer theme’ complete with £10 football socks, chandelier earrings, a boob-tube worn over a strappy vest top, tiny running shorts and a headband.
- 2006 JPMorgan Chase Open – sported pink knee-high socks.
- 2006 US Open – she showed up this time in beige; a loosely draped top, with a crocheted waist and split sleeves that resembled a toga, teamed up with beige knee-high socks.
- 2007 US Open – wore another leopard print outfit.
She certainly likes to entertain.