Mattek-Sands brings novelty socks to tennis

Published: 09th March 2011

Mattek-Sands brings novelty socks to tennis
With her unconventional dress sense and penchant for knee-length footwear, Bethanie Mattek-Sands has been called tennis' answer to Lady Gaga.

The 25-year-old, who is currently the highest-ranked American player in the BNP Paribas Open field, is well-known for sporting knee-high socks during a match and often surprises her opponents with more outlandish ensembles, the Desert Sun reports.

"I don't know if I have the balls to wear a meat dress, but I like Lady Gaga's creativity," she told the newspaper.

"I'm not there yet, it's but something to strive for."

At the 2006 Wimbledon tournament, for instance, she wore knee-high socks with short shorts, a tank top and chandelier earrings, and the novelty socks are now housed in the Wimbledon museum.

Recently, Spanish ace Rafael Nadal set ladies' pulses racing by baring almost all in a fashion shoot for Emporio Armani.

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