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Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
over 1 year Conversation

Your questions will be answered on Friday, December 1st at 1pm ET. To ask a question, click here to create a Mogul profile, then post a question in the comment section below!

Hi! I'm Bethanie Mattek-Sands. I’m a US professional tennis player, 7 time grand slam champion, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and former World #1 Womens Doubles player.

I was born March 23, 1985 in Rochester, Minnesota. It was just a short time later when my family uprooted and we made our way to Wisconsin so I could hone my tennis skills further. While living in Wisconsin my love for the Green Bay Packers grew and still burns strong today. Sunday NFL Football is my favorite day of the week! 

Even though we loved Wisconsin, my parents realized Florida had far more opportunities for my tennis growth and they decided to make the move so I could continue my training at the world renowned Evert Tennis Academy. I am thankful for all those that helped and supported me along this journey and the amazing opportunities that led to me being able to turn Pro at the age of 14.

Tennis has taken me all over the world and I have been fortunate to meet some incredible people along the way, including my husband, Justin. We love our adventures on the road; enjoying local culture, food, and of course shopping for me. There is nothing quite like coming home to Phoenix, AZ though and spending time with our dog, Ruger, and meeting up with friends we haven’t seen for a while. 

When I am not on court there are a few places you may find me on a daily basis. I love to start my mornings over coffee/tea reading anything from Tim Ferriss to Eckhart Tolle; centering myself has really helped me discover what goals I have and the path I’ll take in order to achieve them. I spend a lot of my free time traveling the path of enlightenment through reading, writing, learning and discovering new aspects about fitness, fashion, food, cultures and history.  But as so many of you know I am always excited to talk about fashion and food, not to mention I have some gluten-free, dairy-free recipes that will blow your socks off!

Super excited to chat with you all on Friday and can't wait to see what questions you come up with!


Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Friday, December 1st at 1pm ET.

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  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
    over 1 year ago

    AHHH! It's time for me to get out on the court and practice! Thank you for all your questions and I really appreciate all the support I get from you. So many of you asked me what my inspirations are and a big one is YOU. I love hearing from you and listening to your stories... I'll be checking back later to see more of your questions... Let's chat again soon!! -Bethanie 

    AHHH! It's time for me to get out on the court and practice! Thank you for all your questions and I really appreciate all the support I get from you. So many of you asked me what my inspirations are and a big one is YOU. I love hearing from you and listening to your stories... I'll be checking back later to see more of your questions... Let's chat again soon!! -Bethanie 

  • dan g
    over 1 year ago

    What are the strongest parts of your game and the parts you want to work on more? 

    What are the strongest parts of your game and the parts you want to work on more? 

  • dan g
    over 1 year ago

    What are your singles and doubles goals for next year? 

    What are your singles and doubles goals for next year? 

  • The Vegan B - Britt E.
    over 1 year ago The Holy City

    Oh, I have a question, suggestion....You certainly have loads on your plate, and this may be far from your mind at the moment.....but have you thought anymore about creating a "sock line"? Fashion fashion!! We can't find any cool knee high/compression socks in youth sizes. 😉💋👟👢💄👒👗👚👑 

    We love you and keep rockin it!! #bossbabe #inspired #strongispretty 

    Oh, I have a question, suggestion....You certainly have loads on your plate, and this may be far from your mind at the moment.....but have you thought anymore about creating a "sock line"? Fashion fashion!! We can't find any cool knee high/compression socks in youth sizes. 😉💋👟👢💄👒👗👚👑 

    We love you and keep rockin it!! #bossbabe #inspired #strongispretty 

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      This idea is on my list!!! Look out for a BMS line coming out soon =)

      This idea is on my list!!! Look out for a BMS line coming out soon =)

  • Floridaflower
    over 1 year ago

    Hi @Bethanie Mattek-Sands ! How does your diet vary from when you are recovering vs when you are competing?

    Hi @Bethanie Mattek-Sands ! How does your diet vary from when you are recovering vs when you are competing?

  • The Vegan B - Britt E.
    over 1 year ago The Holy City

    Sweet Bethanie! Bubs is in school so she wants me to ask you, "Is there is ever a day when you don't feel like playing tennis?" And is this okay? 💜 Mia 💪🎾

    Sweet Bethanie! Bubs is in school so she wants me to ask you, "Is there is ever a day when you don't feel like playing tennis?" And is this okay? 💜 Mia 💪🎾

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      Mia!!! If there is a day I REALLY don't want to play... then I don't. Of course its ok! I'll always ask myself this too... I go on the court because I want to and I love it. Thats the best way to improve!

      Mia!!! If there is a day I REALLY don't want to play... then I don't. Of course its ok! I'll always ask myself this too... I go on the court because I want to and I love it. Thats the best way to improve!

  • Charlotte Imbert 43
    over 1 year ago

    Hi Bethanie, I love your positive attitude and you inspire me so much :) Just wanted to ask how you deal with injuries because I had a big knee injury for most of last year and now I have injured my shoulder and I find it hard to stay motivated as I just love playing tennis 

    Hi Bethanie, I love your positive attitude and you inspire me so much :) Just wanted to ask how you deal with injuries because I had a big knee injury for most of last year and now I have injured my shoulder and I find it hard to stay motivated as I just love playing tennis 

  • Aleksa Đurić 62
    over 1 year ago

    Beth, when are you going to retire? Hope not so soon😅

    Beth, when are you going to retire? Hope not so soon😅

  • Aleksa Đurić 62
    over 1 year ago

    Hey Beth, me again haha, are you going to play more tournaments in singles than last year?

    Hey Beth, me again haha, are you going to play more tournaments in singles than last year?

  • aztennis
    over 1 year ago

    As you can tell I am huge fan.... favorite thing about playing with Lucie? Traveling? Favorite place that you have been to? 

    As you can tell I am huge fan.... favorite thing about playing with Lucie? Traveling? Favorite place that you have been to? 

  • Aleksa Đurić 62
    over 1 year ago

    Beth, are you going to play any tournament before Aussie Open? Love from Serbia❤

    Beth, are you going to play any tournament before Aussie Open? Love from Serbia❤

  • Aleksa Đurić 62
    over 1 year ago

    Beth, are you going to play any tournament before Aussie Open? Love from Serbia❤

    Beth, are you going to play any tournament before Aussie Open? Love from Serbia❤

  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
    over 1 year ago

    whoa! I'm on time!! lets get the party started! =) 

    whoa! I'm on time!! lets get the party started! =) 

  • aztennis
    over 1 year ago

    What is your favorite book you have read and why?

    What is your favorite book you have read and why?

  • aztennis
    over 1 year ago

    If you were stuck on island and could only bring 3 things with you,  what would you bring?

    If you were stuck on island and could only bring 3 things with you,  what would you bring?

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      What kind of Island are we talking about here?? Do I have electricity? Do I already have shoes?? more info is needed... but I'll say one of the items would be a good sipping Tequila. Ha!

      What kind of Island are we talking about here?? Do I have electricity? Do I already have shoes?? more info is needed... but I'll say one of the items would be a good sipping Tequila. Ha!

  • aztennis
    over 1 year ago

    What is your favorite thing about being on tour?

    What is your favorite thing about being on tour?

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      Trying out all different types of cuisines! Oh and playing in all the big stadiums around the world. 

      Trying out all different types of cuisines! Oh and playing in all the big stadiums around the world. 

  • Fastball11
    over 1 year ago

    What is your favorite tequila drink????

    What is your favorite tequila drink????

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      Fresh Margarita, on the rocks, salted rim. boom 

      Fresh Margarita, on the rocks, salted rim. boom 

  • Fastball11
    over 1 year ago

    What is your favorite tequila drink????

    What is your favorite tequila drink????

  • Fastball11
    over 1 year ago

    What are your favorite brands and shades of lipstick?

    What are your favorite brands and shades of lipstick?

  • Fastball11
    over 1 year ago

    What are other sports you enjoy to play?

    What are other sports you enjoy to play?

  • Fastball11
    over 1 year ago

    What are other sports you enjoy to play?

    What are other sports you enjoy to play?

  • Fastball11
    over 1 year ago

    @Bethanie Mattek-Sands Who is your biggest fashion influence and why?

    @Bethanie Mattek-Sands Who is your biggest fashion influence and why?

  • Fastball11
    over 1 year ago

    @Bethanie Mattek-Sands Who is your biggest fashion influence and why?

    @Bethanie Mattek-Sands Who is your biggest fashion influence and why?

  • Fastball11
    over 1 year ago

    @Bethanie Mattek-Sands What is your recommendations for gluten free snacks without a lot of sugar?

    @Bethanie Mattek-Sands What is your recommendations for gluten free snacks without a lot of sugar?

  • Tennis23
    over 1 year ago

    @Bethanie Mattek-Sands   Besides practicing some amazing dance choreography what are somethings that you and Lucie enjoy doing off the court? Can you say a few words about the impact of your strong friendship/connection has on success of doubles team in tennis?

    @Bethanie Mattek-Sands   Besides practicing some amazing dance choreography what are somethings that you and Lucie enjoy doing off the court? Can you say a few words about the impact of your strong friendship/connection has on success of doubles team in tennis?

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      I actually can't think of one thing that Lucie and I have done that we haven't enjoyed! But I can think of few things that we haven't done, like sky diving or swimming with sharks. Ha! Our friendship is a big part of our successful results because we are always encouraging eachother. No time for negativity!

      I actually can't think of one thing that Lucie and I have done that we haven't enjoyed! But I can think of few things that we haven't done, like sky diving or swimming with sharks. Ha! Our friendship is a big part of our successful results because we are always encouraging eachother. No time for negativity!

  • katiehaley
    over 1 year ago

    Hi BMS! 

    Best strengthening exercises you use, best tennis drills for doubles, and favorite makeup, incl. lipstick?
    Thx,
    Katie

    Hi BMS! 

    Best strengthening exercises you use, best tennis drills for doubles, and favorite makeup, incl. lipstick?
    Thx,
    Katie

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      Hey Katie! Best strengthening exercises I do involve using only my body weight... So think Wall squats, Lunges, pushups... Best drill for dubs is volley volley! helps train reflexes, control and its good target practice! Ha! I mix and match my makeup but a go to brand for me is Anastasia! LOVE her eye shadow palettes and her liquid lipgloss colors are super intense!

      Hey Katie! Best strengthening exercises I do involve using only my body weight... So think Wall squats, Lunges, pushups... Best drill for dubs is volley volley! helps train reflexes, control and its good target practice! Ha! I mix and match my makeup but a go to brand for me is Anastasia! LOVE her eye shadow palettes and her liquid lipgloss colors are super intense!

      • katiehaley
        over 1 year ago

        Thank you, thank you!  Just got bumped to a USTA 4.5 and will be using your advice to continue to improve!  And just ordered some Anastasia lipgloss!  Will be flying down from Seattle to watch the BNP Parabas and will be cheering you on!  Best of luck in 2018!  Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions!  Really appreciate it!  

        Thank you, thank you!  Just got bumped to a USTA 4.5 and will be using your advice to continue to improve!  And just ordered some Anastasia lipgloss!  Will be flying down from Seattle to watch the BNP Parabas and will be cheering you on!  Best of luck in 2018!  Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions!  Really appreciate it!  

  • lfotieo
    over 1 year ago

    I am an avid tennis player who has been married for 25 years. I see your husband supporting you in the stands time after time. What makes your husband such a good spouse and vice versa?

    I am an avid tennis player who has been married for 25 years. I see your husband supporting you in the stands time after time. What makes your husband such a good spouse and vice versa?

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      Congrats on 25!! We are at 9! I should be asking you for advice! My husband has always been a great communicator and its something that I became better at over time and has definitely helped our relationship. Words are important and we always look to be really clear, open and honest with each other AND build each other up. He has always been by my side cheering me on no matter what the results are because at the end of the day tennis is only what I do, not who I am. 

      Congrats on 25!! We are at 9! I should be asking you for advice! My husband has always been a great communicator and its something that I became better at over time and has definitely helped our relationship. Words are important and we always look to be really clear, open and honest with each other AND build each other up. He has always been by my side cheering me on no matter what the results are because at the end of the day tennis is only what I do, not who I am. 

  • lfotieo
    over 1 year ago

    Any idea when you will return to the tour? Is there a specific tournament you have chosen as your comeback?

    Any idea when you will return to the tour? Is there a specific tournament you have chosen as your comeback?

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      I have Australian Open in my sights

      I have Australian Open in my sights

  • Sara Funch 25
    over 1 year ago

    Hey @Bethanie Mattek-Sands, what has been the hardest part about your injury? What has been the best part about your recovery? If you weren't an awesome tennis player what you would you like to do? What's your favorite and least favorite city? I love your tennis style but have you ever received criticism for your crazy outfits? Also your socks, are they compression socks and if so what brand to you reccomend? 

    Hey @Bethanie Mattek-Sands, what has been the hardest part about your injury? What has been the best part about your recovery? If you weren't an awesome tennis player what you would you like to do? What's your favorite and least favorite city? I love your tennis style but have you ever received criticism for your crazy outfits? Also your socks, are they compression socks and if so what brand to you reccomend? 

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      good questions! I'll see if I can quick answer them all.. Hardest part was not being able to get out of bed by myself. Best part has been being home! Fav city is phoenix! Don't have a least... If I haven't gotten criticized I wouldn't have been taking enough chances... and my socks are compression... check out 2XU... phew! =)

      good questions! I'll see if I can quick answer them all.. Hardest part was not being able to get out of bed by myself. Best part has been being home! Fav city is phoenix! Don't have a least... If I haven't gotten criticized I wouldn't have been taking enough chances... and my socks are compression... check out 2XU... phew! =)

  • Jason Su #TeamBucie
    over 1 year ago

    Hey @Bethanie Mattek-Sands It seems like your recovery goes well…Can't wait to see #TeamBucie back in action in 2018 and win 5 more slams together! My questions are, You two plan to share coach together, does it mean you'll have same tournament schedule ? Any chance to play Taiwan with Lucie after AO ? I'm biggest fans of TeamBucie ❤

    Hey @Bethanie Mattek-Sands It seems like your recovery goes well…Can't wait to see #TeamBucie back in action in 2018 and win 5 more slams together! My questions are, You two plan to share coach together, does it mean you'll have same tournament schedule ? Any chance to play Taiwan with Lucie after AO ? I'm biggest fans of TeamBucie ❤

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      Hey! my Kneehab is going great and I've come a long way with my movement. Lucie and I WILL be playing together next year and I like your confidence in us! We usually have separate coaches but we are such a close Team that it doesn't feel that way.... The plan is to sign up as many of the same tournaments as we can but sometimes our paths split. I've heard great things about Taiwan but i need some recommendations for some fun things to do and sites to see. It's on our list!

      Hey! my Kneehab is going great and I've come a long way with my movement. Lucie and I WILL be playing together next year and I like your confidence in us! We usually have separate coaches but we are such a close Team that it doesn't feel that way.... The plan is to sign up as many of the same tournaments as we can but sometimes our paths split. I've heard great things about Taiwan but i need some recommendations for some fun things to do and sites to see. It's on our list!

  • Kristina Šimečková 43
    over 1 year ago

    Hi Beth :) Pretty random question but any chance you'll go see Winter Olympics? Would be awesome to meet you there :) If not, what is you favourite winter sport to watch, which one you like to do/play and which one you are terrible at? :)

    Hi Beth :) Pretty random question but any chance you'll go see Winter Olympics? Would be awesome to meet you there :) If not, what is you favourite winter sport to watch, which one you like to do/play and which one you are terrible at? :)

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      I won't be able to go but I'll definitely be watching on tv! I love watching the snowboarding events and ski jumping but I'm fascinated by all the different skill sets it takes to be good at all these winter sports... Like Luge and Curling! I actually know how to ice skate pretty well but skiing and snowboarding is something I've never tried!

      I won't be able to go but I'll definitely be watching on tv! I love watching the snowboarding events and ski jumping but I'm fascinated by all the different skill sets it takes to be good at all these winter sports... Like Luge and Curling! I actually know how to ice skate pretty well but skiing and snowboarding is something I've never tried!

  • kayak999
    over 1 year ago

    Hi @Bethanie Mattek-Sands . As a recovering racqeholic, I'm curious how you came to play with the new Babolat Pure Strike. History with Bab? Play testing? Endorsement? 

    Hi @Bethanie Mattek-Sands . As a recovering racqeholic, I'm curious how you came to play with the new Babolat Pure Strike. History with Bab? Play testing? Endorsement? 

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      It's all in the feel baby. I trust my feel and chose what I like. no need to overthink any of the technical things about a racquet. what feels best and gives you the result you're looking for. side not: it's worth asking someone who you're hitting with how they feel your ball is coming off

      It's all in the feel baby. I trust my feel and chose what I like. no need to overthink any of the technical things about a racquet. what feels best and gives you the result you're looking for. side not: it's worth asking someone who you're hitting with how they feel your ball is coming off

  • Shantel Risher
    Shantel Risher Digital Operation Associate
    over 1 year ago New York, NY, United States

    Hello @Bethanie Mattek-Sands I would like some fitness tips girl! I tried tennis once in my life and could not keep up, so how do you stay in shape, what's an ideal diet to have when you are engaging in such vigorous activity?

    Hello @Bethanie Mattek-Sands I would like some fitness tips girl! I tried tennis once in my life and could not keep up, so how do you stay in shape, what's an ideal diet to have when you are engaging in such vigorous activity?

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      hey girl! sometimes the ideal image of us being 'in shape' seems so hard and so far away. its not! its a habit that you can gradually get better at! Same thing with diet, start with hydrating, limit sugary drinks... one things most people forget is to get a lot of good fats in! everyone sees diet and think it means low fat... nope!

      hey girl! sometimes the ideal image of us being 'in shape' seems so hard and so far away. its not! its a habit that you can gradually get better at! Same thing with diet, start with hydrating, limit sugary drinks... one things most people forget is to get a lot of good fats in! everyone sees diet and think it means low fat... nope!

      • Shantel Risher
        Shantel Risher Digital Operation Associate
        over 1 year ago New York, NY, United States

        Thank you i really want to be more healthier and active. The active part is going to be a challenge. @Bethanie Mattek-Sands 

        Thank you i really want to be more healthier and active. The active part is going to be a challenge. @Bethanie Mattek-Sands 

  • Bernadyn
    Bernadyn Community Member
    over 1 year ago Gainesville, FL, United States

    Hi bethanie! Which was your most memorable competition and why? If you weren't playing tennis, what career would you like to pursue? 

    Hi bethanie! Which was your most memorable competition and why? If you weren't playing tennis, what career would you like to pursue? 

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      most memorable is tough choice.... But I'll go with my Rio Olympic experience... It was my first olympics and so amazing mingling with the best athletes from around the world! if tennis hadn't been my career choice i feel like i would've still been involved in athletics... I was an athlete since I can remember!

      most memorable is tough choice.... But I'll go with my Rio Olympic experience... It was my first olympics and so amazing mingling with the best athletes from around the world! if tennis hadn't been my career choice i feel like i would've still been involved in athletics... I was an athlete since I can remember!

  • namisha
    namisha Inquisitive, Avid Reader, Food Lover, Amateur Chef, Digital Sensei
    over 1 year ago New York, NY, United States

    which medal is the closest to your heart and why?

    which medal is the closest to your heart and why?

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      well I only got one medal so that one is definitely my favorite BUT I got my eye on competing in the 2020 olympic games =)

      well I only got one medal so that one is definitely my favorite BUT I got my eye on competing in the 2020 olympic games =)

  • lmelito
    over 1 year ago

    Hi Bethany! Where does your inner strength come from? .. Deep question!

    Hi Bethany! Where does your inner strength come from? .. Deep question!

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      I like deep questions! its a chance to get to know what you REALLY think and not just what you say. A lot of my inner strength has come from a habit of building myself up. Think about all the things we would never say to someone else yet we whisper those things to ourselves!! what?? Be your own motivator and your own best friend!

      I like deep questions! its a chance to get to know what you REALLY think and not just what you say. A lot of my inner strength has come from a habit of building myself up. Think about all the things we would never say to someone else yet we whisper those things to ourselves!! what?? Be your own motivator and your own best friend!

  • art
    art
    over 1 year ago

    As you rehab are you watching video of the competition in order to be up to date on any improvements or changes to their habits?

    What improvements to tour own game will you unleash?

    As you rehab are you watching video of the competition in order to be up to date on any improvements or changes to their habits?

    What improvements to tour own game will you unleash?

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      you bet I am... I learn so much from the next generation too. Every year the skill level rises and I like to shift and adapt to that jump! Get ready to see some new stuff from me next year!! I love being creative on the court

      you bet I am... I learn so much from the next generation too. Every year the skill level rises and I like to shift and adapt to that jump! Get ready to see some new stuff from me next year!! I love being creative on the court

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        over 1 year ago

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  • lupecabrera
    lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
    over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

    What are some obstacles you have faced throughout your career based on your gender? How have you gotten through these obstacles and proven yourself to everyone?

    What are some obstacles you have faced throughout your career based on your gender? How have you gotten through these obstacles and proven yourself to everyone?

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      The only person you have to prove yourself to is YOU... i'm all about finding solutions instead of dwelling on the problems or setbacks... Good questions!

      The only person you have to prove yourself to is YOU... i'm all about finding solutions instead of dwelling on the problems or setbacks... Good questions!

      • lupecabrera
        lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
        over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

        Thank you so much for answering them all!! Hope you can do another Q&A!

        Thank you so much for answering them all!! Hope you can do another Q&A!

  • lupecabrera
    lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
    over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

    What is the one motto that always keeps you going? (Or the thought that always encourages you to do better?)

    What is the one motto that always keeps you going? (Or the thought that always encourages you to do better?)

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      The energy you give out is the energy you'll attract... Its fun to be around passionate, energized, happy people so thats the energy i like to give out! 

      The energy you give out is the energy you'll attract... Its fun to be around passionate, energized, happy people so thats the energy i like to give out! 

      • lupecabrera
        lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
        over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

        I can totally agree, give 100%, get 100%

        I can totally agree, give 100%, get 100%

  • lupecabrera
    lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
    over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

    How have you been able to overcome the obstacles you have faced?


    How have you been able to overcome the obstacles you have faced?


    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      obstacles are only as big as we see them. we all have life circumstances that we experience and i like to approach these moments with an attitude of finding solutions... What can i get out of this moment? What can I learn? this helps these 'obstacles' in my path become little speed bumps or a change of direction. 

      obstacles are only as big as we see them. we all have life circumstances that we experience and i like to approach these moments with an attitude of finding solutions... What can i get out of this moment? What can I learn? this helps these 'obstacles' in my path become little speed bumps or a change of direction. 

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        over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

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      • lupecabrera
        lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
        over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

        This is such a beautiful mentality,  I will definitely apply this to my life! Thank you!

        This is such a beautiful mentality,  I will definitely apply this to my life! Thank you!

  • Chydi518
    over 1 year ago

    What fitness advice do you have for a 40 something who just wants to be the best tennis player she can be?   (Who also works full time) 

    What fitness advice do you have for a 40 something who just wants to be the best tennis player she can be?   (Who also works full time) 

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      BREATHE! a lot of people forget this step in fitness and in tennis. after that i would recommend using your tennis as your fitness (win/win) by limiting your break/rest time and treating it as an interval session. if you're short on time mix in other movements during your rest or water breaks... like lunges to the net and back pedal to the baseline to start the next drill. and doing it this way you'll see it doesn't have to be long to be a great workout... all while you're improving your tennis skill!

      BREATHE! a lot of people forget this step in fitness and in tennis. after that i would recommend using your tennis as your fitness (win/win) by limiting your break/rest time and treating it as an interval session. if you're short on time mix in other movements during your rest or water breaks... like lunges to the net and back pedal to the baseline to start the next drill. and doing it this way you'll see it doesn't have to be long to be a great workout... all while you're improving your tennis skill!

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    over 1 year ago New York, NY, United States

    And do you by any chance have advice for someone who would love to learn to play tennis later in life? :-) I'd love to start!

    And do you by any chance have advice for someone who would love to learn to play tennis later in life? :-) I'd love to start!

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      Remember, tennis is a sport/game that can always be learned and enjoyed at any age!!  There are a ton of fun classes for beginners and I would recommend mixing group lessons in with private ones. it's a good chance to socialize and get some exercise at the same time!

      Remember, tennis is a sport/game that can always be learned and enjoyed at any age!!  There are a ton of fun classes for beginners and I would recommend mixing group lessons in with private ones. it's a good chance to socialize and get some exercise at the same time!

    • Chydi518
      over 1 year ago

      Lessons, lessons, lessons!  After you can get the ball over the net, but still in, match play.  I started playing in my early 40s and love it.

      Lessons, lessons, lessons!  After you can get the ball over the net, but still in, match play.  I started playing in my early 40s and love it.

      • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
        Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
        over 1 year ago

        Love it! it's never too late to start!

        Love it! it's never too late to start!

  • V
    over 1 year ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi! So excited you're doing an AAM!

    How do you stay positive during recovery? I played tennis when I was younger, and had to have 3 knee surgeries, which let to sitting out two seasons. I found it most difficult to be patient with the entire process

    Hi! So excited you're doing an AAM!

    How do you stay positive during recovery? I played tennis when I was younger, and had to have 3 knee surgeries, which let to sitting out two seasons. I found it most difficult to be patient with the entire process

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      I always look to stay in the moment and not dwell on those things I cannot change. The end goal is still ahead of me in the future and in order to get there you still have to enjoy the process, journey and everything along the path to get there. 

      I always look to stay in the moment and not dwell on those things I cannot change. The end goal is still ahead of me in the future and in order to get there you still have to enjoy the process, journey and everything along the path to get there. 

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    over 1 year ago New York, NY, United States

    What is your advice to those who want to follow in your footsteps as a professional athlete? 

    What is your advice to those who want to follow in your footsteps as a professional athlete? 

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      keep having fun!! Putting in your time doesn't mean you have to enjoy the game less. It's still a game. Figure out the things in your practice and training that you enjoy the most and recognizing this will help your skill set grow.

      keep having fun!! Putting in your time doesn't mean you have to enjoy the game less. It's still a game. Figure out the things in your practice and training that you enjoy the most and recognizing this will help your skill set grow.

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    over 1 year ago New York, NY, United States

    Hey @Bethanie Mattek-Sands! It's so awesome to have you here for #AAM. And to meet a fellow Bethany! :-) 

    Hey @Bethanie Mattek-Sands! It's so awesome to have you here for #AAM. And to meet a fellow Bethany! :-) 

    • Bethanie Mattek-Sands
      Bethanie Mattek-Sands U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings
      over 1 year ago

      I haven't met too many other Bethanie's/Bethany's!!! #CoolKids

      I haven't met too many other Bethanie's/Bethany's!!! #CoolKids


Bethanie Mattek-Sands
U.S. Professional Tennis Player; Ranked No. 7 in the Women's Doubles Rankings

Bethanie Mattek-Sands aka “America’s Tennis Rockstar” is someone you want to know both on and off the court. Some of her most recent sporting achievements include reaching world # 1, Olympic Gold in Rio 2016, and capturing her 6th and 7th Grand Slam Title in 2017 by winning the Australian Open and [...]

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