Bethanie Mattek-Sands is back after a devastating knee injury took her out of competition during Wimbledon of 2017. The American broke the exciting news on Facebook Live, where she revealed her return would happen alongside her long time doubles partner, Lucie Safarova. Team Bucie will team up again for Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston. To celebrate her anticipated debut, we created a fun tribute filled with playful moments and never before seen clips!
The hard work and determination of Bethanie Mattek-Sands has gained her fans all over the world, and her admirers don’t stop there. ATP NextGen pro Frances Tiafoe crashed our interview to share his thoughts on the WTA star. “This is my favorite WTA player. My idol! The biggest gangster on tour!”
From her fierce play to her fashion choices, Bethanie is no stranger to taking risks. Our host Mayleen Ramey had the opportunity to join Bethanie at the WTA party and Taste of Tennis events to learn more about her unique style that makes Mattek-Sands stand out from the crowd. “I love taking risks. I love shopping, I love fashion!”
Bethanie has a strong support system around her which includes her loving husband, Justin, who is always along for the ride. We asked Justin to tell us something we don’t know about his wife and their good-natured relationship was on full display.
Bethanie and her doubles partner, Lucie Safarova, have had grand slam success on the court and proved their chemistry goes well beyond tennis. Bethanie’s return is an impressive highlight of 2018, and we’ll be cheering Team Bucie on!