Bethanie Mattek-Sands Wears Eye Black at Wimbledon, Loses Match
American tennis player Bethanie Mattek-Sands caught our attention when she sported a Lady Gaga-like dress to the Wimbledon player’s party last week. Mattek-Sands likes to make a fashion statement on the court and admitted that high socks is her current style. She wore the high socks for her first round match at Wimbledon Wednesday, along with another Lady Gaga-style jacket. That’s all fine and well, but then she topped it off with eye black from one of her new sponsors:
Eye black is designed to help keep the glare out of athletes’ eyes. Considering it’s been in the 50s, cloudy, and rainy at Wimbledon, the eye black is pretty pointless and quite obviously just a fashion statement. What are we getting at? It’s one thing if you’re wearing crazy outfits like Venus Williams or Maria Sharapova and actually winning majors, but it’s quite another if you’re getting bounced in the first round. A word of advice to Bethanie Mattek-Sands: fashion statements are best reserved for players who are actually winning. Until you can win a match at a grand slam, worry less about your outfits and more about your opponents.