Name: Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Sport: Tennis
Event(s): Singles, doubles
Height: 5-6
DOB: 3/23/1985
Birthplace: Rochester, Minn.
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Homeschooled
Coach(es): Adam Altschuler
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020); one-time Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold (mixed doubles), 9th (doubles)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016 BNP Paribas Open, 1st (doubles)
  • 2015 French Open, 1st (doubles, mixed doubles)
  • 2015 Australian Open, 1st (doubles); third round (singles)
  • 2015 US Open, 2nd (mixed doubles); third round (singles)
  • 2012 Australian Open, 1st (mixed doubles)
  • 2010 US Open, quarterfinals (doubles)
  • 2011 Indian Wells, 2nd (doubles)
  • 2009 US Open, quarterfinals (doubles)
  • 2007 US Open, quarterfinals (doubles)
Personal: Daughter of Tim and Heidi Mattek...Has two brothers, Chad and Andrew, and one sister, Alison...Married Justin Sands on Nov. 29, 2008...Began playing tennis at age 5 and made her pro debut at age 14...Began playing full-time on tour in 2005...After experiencing chronic fatigue in the fall of 2012, was diagnosed with 26 severe food allergies, including many of her favorite foods...Was chosen by Google as the first pro athlete "Glass Explorer"...Often referred to as America's Tennis Rock Star for her colorful apparel and hair, and signature knee-high compression socks...Interests include cars, outdoor activities, shopping, cooking, watching the Green Bay Packers and “Law & Order: SVU,” and relaxing by the pool.