Many of us saw this live late during last night’s Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Yes, the woman in back of Mark Jackson has tremendous cleavage, but the real story is her friend who tries to get into the camera shot, then attempts to sit down. The rest is great comedy.
Of course, her friend is oblivious and doesn’t help her up. Classic.
Today at the French Open, it’s going to be one of the more intriguing matchups. It may not be a close match as Maria Sharapova is expected to win, but it’s intriguing because of the fashion. You may remember back in September during the US Open where Bethanie Mattek was seen wearing some outrageous outfits including a leopard-skin outfit and then one which showed so much cleavage that a ballboy could not stop gazing at her.
The match is expected to be played at 2:15 p.m. ET weather permitting. It has been raining in Paris today and some matches may have been pushed back due to the weather.
But if you’re at work and need to see what I’m talking about, you can go to ESPN360 for live, streaming coverage or other backdoor sites.
For good measure, I give you the infamous cleavage shot.
UPDATE – Due to weather and darkness, the match between Maria and Bethanie was suspended with Sharapova ahead, 6-2, 2-3. The match will resume at 5 a.m. ET on the Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel.com.
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.
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.