53 Facts About Bethanie Mattek-Sands


Bethanie Mattek-Sands is an American professional tennis player.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands has won nine Grand Slam titles, and an Olympic gold medal, and is a former world No 1 in doubles.


In women's doubles, Mattek-Sands has won 27 career titles, including five Grand Slam titles at the 2015 Australian Open, 2015 French Open, 2016 US Open, 2017 Australian Open and 2017 French Open, all partnering Lucie Safarova.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands became the world No 1 in doubles on January 9,2017, and held the top ranking for 32 consecutive weeks.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands has found great success in mixed doubles; she won the 2012 Australian Open with and the 2015 French Open and a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands then suffered a major knee injury in 2017 that required surgery and a year away from competition to heal, but eventually came back to win the 2018 and 2019 US Open mixed doubles titles, both partnering Jamie Murray.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands has won five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached a career-high singles ranking of No 30 in the world on July 11,2011.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost in the first round of qualifying to Nana Miyagi.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands was handed a wildcard into the qualifying, but she lost in the first round to Gisela Rivera.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated top-seeded Elena Likhovtseva in the first round and Jennifer Hopkins in the second round, but lost in the quarterfinals against Asa Carlsson.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands then lost in the round of 16 to fellow American Serena Williams.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands later made her season debut at the Indian Wells Open and reached the second round before losing to Gisela Dulko.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands entered the doubles event with Mashona Washington, where she reached the third round.


In January 2011, Bethanie Mattek-Sands got the biggest win of her career by defeating world No 7, Francesca Schiavone.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands later teamed with John Isner for the US and reached the Hopman Cup final, defeating the Belgian team of Justine Henin and Ruben Bemelmans.


At the Australian Open, Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost to qualifier Arantxa Rus in the first round.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached the quarterfinals of the women's doubles with partner Meghann Shaughnessy, and made the semifinals of mixed doubles.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands next entered a small clay event in Estoril where she was the fifth-seeded player in singles, but was then upset in the first round by Monica Niculescu.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands eventually made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Li Na, in three sets.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands faced Italy's own Flavia Pennetta in her opening-round match in Rome.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Pennetta in three sets, but lost to Jarmila Gajdosova in the second round.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands played in the French Open and made it to the third round, which was her best result at this Grand Slam in her career thus far, before losing to the higher-seeded as well as her good friend, Jelena Jankovic.


At Wimbledon, Bethanie Mattek-Sands was upset in the first round against then ranked 133rd Misaki Doi from Japan.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands then had to withdraw from her heavily scheduled US hardcourt series events due to a shoulder injury.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands did try to play at the US Open, but lost to Polona Hercog in the first round.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands started her year representing the US in the 2012 Hopman Cup with Mardy Fish.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands came up short in her singles matches against Wimbledon champion, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and Denmark's world No 1, Caroline Wozniacki, but beat Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova in the third tie.


At the Australian Open, Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost to Agnieszka Radwanska in the first round.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands made it through the qualifying draw at the Paris indoor tournament.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands started to play on the doubles circuit with Sania Mirza, with whom she had had success in the past.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands received a wildcard to play in Kuala Lumpur, and justified it, as she reached the final ranked at No 197.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost to Karolina Pliskova, despite winning first set.


At Premier event in Stuttgart, Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached semifinals as qualifier, stunning No 7 Sara Errani and Sabine Lisicki in second round and quarterfinals, respectively.


At the French Open, Bethanie Mattek-Sands won against the sixth seeded Li Na in the second round, beating her in three sets.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands was placed 61 places lower than Li, the 2011 champion, in the WTA rankings.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands subsequently reached the fourth round, where she lost to Maria Kirilenko.


At the Pattaya Open, Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost in the first round to Karolina Pliskova.


In 2015, Bethanie Mattek-Sands won the Australian Open and French Open women's doubles alongside Lucie Safarova.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands won the 2015 French Open mixed doubles title with partner Mike Bryan.


In 2016, Bethanie Mattek-Sands had success in both doubles and mixed doubles.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands competed with Sabine Lisicki instead, and lost in the second round.


At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Bethanie Mattek-Sands became an Olympic gold medalist when she won the mixed-doubles title with Jack Sock against Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram in an all-American match-up.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands played at the Brisbane International with Sania Mirza, the defending champion, in doubles.


The duo defeated Makarova and Vesnina in the final, with Bethanie Mattek-Sands succeeding Mirza as the new world No 1 in doubles.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands won the French Open women's doubles title, again with Safarova, by beating Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, in straight sets.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands shouted out a large number of swear words for which she later apologized.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands was treated on the court before being rushed to a local hospital with an "acute knee injury" which was later revealed to be a dislocated kneecap and ruptured patellar ligament, for which surgery was required.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands had suffered a torn medial collateral ligament on the same knee in September 2013.


In September 2018, Bethanie Mattek-Sands returned to compete in the US Open mixed doubles and won the title, partnering Scotsman Jamie Murray in their first entry as a pair; it was her eighth Grand Slam doubles title overall and Murray's sixth.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands has played three seasons with World TeamTennis, making her debut in 2000 with the Hartford FoxForce, later playing a season with the Sacramento Capitals in 2006, and the New York Sportimes in 2008.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands joined the Chicago Smash for their inaugural season during the 2020 WTT season at The Greenbrier.


Bethanie Mattek-Sands was named the 2020 WTT MVP due to her doubles play throughout the season.