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yellowoctopus
05-27-2010, 05:48 AM
Tennis magazine has a 'spotlight' on Bethany Mattek-Sands and her outfits. It leaves me wondering whether she has the talent and is underachieving because of her 'interest' in on-the-court fashion.

My favorite one is the 'incredibles' outfit.

http://www.tennis.com/spotlight/2010_05_06_mattek_looks/images/13.jpg

http://tpsaye.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/incredibles.jpg

zapvor
05-27-2010, 07:01 AM
she had the better schoolgirl one

Kevin T
05-27-2010, 07:35 AM
A moderate talent trying to draw more interest to herself. And she's playing on hardcourts in Mizuno volleyball shoes!!!

atatu
05-27-2010, 07:47 AM
Not at all, she has overachieved if anything. I really like her outfits from a few years ago.

bluetrain4
05-27-2010, 08:59 AM
Not at all, she has overachieved if anything. I really like her outfits from a few years ago.

Totally agree that she's overachieved. I remember when she first started getting attention for her REALLY crazy outfits (the current outfits aren't as crazy), she was ranked below 100 and hardly ever won main draw matches.

She worked her way up into the 30s before getting injured last year, she's won main draw Slam matches, sometimes won multiple matches at regular tour events, and recently played really well in Fed Cup.

No. that's not the career of a Hall of Famer, but she's definitely improved.

She does have decent strokes. So it was a matter of her putting it together.

himynameisNIKE
05-27-2010, 09:16 AM
i saw her practicing a while ago and she works SO HARD its ridiculous,,she can also play lefty pretty well haha. I think she can definetly do better than she is doing now though

jigar
05-27-2010, 12:34 PM
I hope she has super stretchy arm to with the outfit. That will make her life a lot easier on tennis court.

jamesblakefan#1
05-27-2010, 01:41 PM
Wasted talents? Yes. She chose the wrong career path with her 'talents'...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4461433075_d767788325.jpg

:twisted:

tennis08tarheels
05-27-2010, 02:10 PM
This thread desperately needs this picture.

http://myopiclunacy.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/mattekbboydm0309_468x501.jpg