Who is Bethanie Mattek-Sands?
Bethanie Mattek-Stands is an American professional tennis player born on the 23rd of March 1985 in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the daughter of Tim and Heidi Mattek. As siblings, she has two brothers Andrew and Chad, and one sister Alison.
In the year 2011, she was ranked at #30 as the highest rank of her career. Now, the global rank of Bethanie is #337.
|Full Name||Bethanie Lynn Mattek-Sands|
|Date Of Birth||March 23, 1985|
|Birth Place||United States|
|Parent(s)||Tim Mattek and Heidi Mattek|
|Spouse||Justin Sands(married :November 29th, 2008)|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Net Worth||$7 Million|
Nationality and Physical Stats
Bethanie Mattek-Sands is an American by nationality with white ethnic background.
She is 35 years old and 5’6” tall, weighing 66 KG. She has blonde hair with dark brown eyes.
The zodiac sign of Bethanie is Aries.
Education and early life
We do not have information about her education and early life; we will be updating it soon. Although she once said that she grew up in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands began her professional career in 1999. The first WTA tour where she played in the main draw was Amelia Island in April 2001. In the first match, Mattek lost to compatriot Jill Kreibas 6-4, 1-6, 3-6. In September of the same year, the 16-year-old American made her debut at the “Grand Slam tournaments in the US Open” and lost her first meeting to Alicia Molik. Returning to the “US Open” a year later and qualifying for the tournament, Bethany met with renowned countrywoman Jennifer Capriati in the first round and lost 0-6, 0-6 to her dry.
In January 2003, Bethanie Mattek-Sands won her first “ITF title,” winning the 50,000 singles and doubles in Fullerton. At the 2003 “US Open,” Mattek lost to Natalie Deshi in the starting mast. In July 2004, she took the 50,000th title in Schenectady. In August of the same year, the American managed to take the first trophy at the WTA tournaments in doubles. This event took place in Vancouver, where she shared the success with Abigail Spears. At the US Open, Bethany lost again in the first round, this time to Iveta Benesova.
Bethanie Mattek Sands Injury
In 2017, she suffered from a knee injury after winning a gold medal at Rio Olympics 2016.
The doubles season started very well for Mattek-Sands: together with Mirza, she won the tournament in Brisbane, where Makarova and Vesnina were beaten 6-2, 6-3 in the final. Then Bethany returned to a pair with a constant partner Shafarzhova; they became the winners of the Australian Open.
Bethany then, along with Shelby Rogers, helped the national team in the Fed Cup against Germany. The “Masters semifinals followed this in Indian” Wells, where she and Shafarzhova lost to Chan Yun-Yan and Martina Hingis 6-7 (7), 5-7. The next victory followed in April on clay in Charleston with a victory over Lucia Gradetskaya and Katerina Sinyakova.
Despite unsuccessful performances at the Masters in Madrid and Rome, which ended in losses in the first round, Mattek-Sands and Shafarzhova won the French Open, defeating Australian tennis players Ashley Barty Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in the final.
However, at Wimbledon, the opportunity to issue the Grand Slam in doubles was cut short when Bethany suffered a severe knee injury in the second round of Wimbledon singles against Sorana Kirste. She was out of action for the rest of the season.
Stats and Achievements
Bethanie Mattek-Sands is the winner of the 2016 Olympic Games in mixed doubles (with Jack Sok); winner of nine Grand Slam tournaments (five of them in doubles and four in mixed doubles); finalist of two Grand Slam tournaments in mixed doubles; winner of 27 WTA doubles tournaments; former first racket of the world in doubles; two-time Fed Cup finalist (2009-10) and Hopman Cup winner (2011) with the US national team; the former fifth racket of the world in the junior doubles ranking; winner of the singles’ tournament Les Petits As (1999) and doubles tournament Orange Bowl (1999); finalist of one junior Grand Slam tournament in doubles (Wimbledon-2001).
Mattek married Justin Sands, the insurance executive, on the 29th of November 2008 in Naples, Florida. Since, after her marriage, she is using Mattek-Sands for her professional name too. She lives her happy life with her husband in Phoenix, Arizona.
The net worth of Bethanie Mattek-Sands is approximately $7 Million. She is in the sports industry; therefore, she is paid accordingly by the nation and the club and gets rewarded for her performances.
The estimated annual income for her is $1 Million.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands is active in the social media sector as well; she has more than 1140K followers on Instagram with more than 2200 posts. She updates herself, and also she shares her daily activities, from daily workouts to weird photos of her husband. Not only on Instagram, but she also has more than 77K followers on Twitter as well.
Who is the husband of Bethanie Mattek Sands?
Justin Sands is the husband of Bethanie Mattek Sands; she kept her official name with “Sands” after her marriage.
Why do Sands wear knee socks?
She does not support wearing high knee socks as she regards it as luck for her game.
What does Justin Stands do for a living?
Justin runs his own insurance business, although he is a former lineman at the University of Albany.
Where does Bethanie Mattek Sands live?
Bethanie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband, Justin Sands.