Bethanie Mattek-Sands was at it again as she belatedly took to the
court today for her first round clash.
The self-titled "Lady Gaga of tennis", who was once fined
for wearing a cowboy hat at the US Open, stunned people in a yellow number to
the players' party made out of tennis balls.
And after promising that "Wimby has never seen something like
this" about her jacket for the tournament, Mattek-Sands was in a jovial
mood when she turned up on the court.
"I'm not hitting a ball in this, don't worry," she
shouted as she stripped off her tennis-ball jacket to reveal a skin tight dress
with a sleeve cut off to show a string of floral tattoos up her arm.
The 30th seed was a lot less happy two hours and 19 minutes later as she left the court in a strop.
Mattek-Sands crashed out of the tournament to Japan's Misako Doi, having disputed
a number of the line calls and refusing to shake hands with the umpire at the
end of the match.
Her jacket is what will be remembered though - it was created by British designer Alex Noble who has also collaborated with the outlandish singer Lady Gaga and designed a fluorescent yellow number for Mattek-Sands' appearance at the WTA's Wimbledon party last week.
"It was actually very cool working with him, hopefully I'll be able to do it again," Mattek-Sands told reporters after the match.
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