Bethanie Mattek Sands reveals the Lady Gaga tennis ball dress


Bethanie Mattek Sands kept her promise and the dress that she announced last month would be the outcome of her cooperation with Lady Gaga’s designer Alex Noble was finally revealed at Thursday evening’s Pre-Wimbledon Party. And just like the fashion experimentalist hinted, the dress is made of tennis balls.

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I was slowly browsing the WTA’s photo gallery from the event and reading the names of designers that players were wearing, like Caroline Wozniacki in Stella McCartney, Laura Robson and Heather Watson in Temperley and Mulberry, and then my eyes landed on a yellow costume. After a few moments of confusion I remembered Bethanie’s cooperation with Alex and I was like “oh, that’s the dress we’ve been waiting for”.

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When I first saw Bethanie’s outfit I was shocked, mostly because of the screaming color and because she looks like a circus performer, but the more I examine the outfit, the more I realize the tennis balls were actually blended into a dress pretty well, and the overall look can be seen as feminine. The hat is weird, but it does contribute to the shock effect. The shoes, well, they match. 🙂

Can we give Bethanie and Alex thumbs up for their fashion project? Do you like Bethanie’s gown?

Also, if you like Bethanie’s fashion, enjoy the gallery of her out-of-the-ordinary tennis clothes.


  1. When I first saw Bethanie in that dress I couldn’t shut my mouth, I was totally stunned and thought omg what’s wrong with her? :)But as long as I was looking at the picture I was getting used to it, and actually I like it now, it’s…..unusual 😀

  2. is this what some players stoop to for attention …if you cant win on court at least make a fool of yourself.Lady Gaga or Grace Jones will not wear this trash…Beth is just trashy,there is no art to her outfits.She always looks like she needs a bath.

  3. Coool!! This is so awesome. I always imagined Lady Gaga in a tennis ball dress. She should have worn a low/high bun with a tennis ball in the bun part. I would rock this on halloween.

  4. why hater can’t shut they mouth if they can’t say nothing nice when serena expose her manly body and that sloppy butt she’s the one look trash not beth i think her style is cute.

  5. Here are my predictions for Wimbledon 2011.

    Quarter #1:
    Fourth round predictions:
    Caroline Wozniacki DEN (1)
    Julia Goerges GER (16)
    Samantha Stosur AUS (10)
    Maria Sharapova RUS (5)

    Here, I see two options, either Wozniacki passes Görges in three sets and she will be semi-finalist taking down Sharapova, or Görges passes, and then Sharapova will be semi-finalist.

    Semi-finalist: Sharapova

    Quarter #2:
    Fourth round:
    Sabine Lisicki GER
    Agnieszka Radwanska POL (13)
    Marion Bartoli FRA (9)
    Serena Williams USA (7)

    In this quarter, I think that Lisicki can take down Li. Radwanska is very consistent and she can go through. Bartoli is a solid player right now, plus experience on grass, so she could take down shaky Williams.

    Semi-finalist: Radwanska

    Quarter #3:
    That’s a tough one. On top side, I’m not sure if Schiavone can go through Dokic but whatever happens, I think that Petkovic will be the one. On the bottom side, you have three super girls Pavlyuchenkova, Hantuchova, Azarenka for one seat. Taking into account her recent results, I think that Hantuchova can take down both. Petkovic is my favorite on this loaded quarter. Only problem, you can’t moonwalk on grass!
    Fourth round predictions:
    Francesca Schiavone ITA (6)
    Andrea Petkovic GER (11)
    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS (14)
    Daniela Hantuchova SVK (25)

    Semi-finalist: Petkovic

    Quarter #4:
    Fourth round predictions:
    Petra Kvitova CZE (8)
    Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (12)
    Venus Williams USA (23)
    Vera Zvonareva RUS (2)

    Venus will take down Vera but Kvitova is a force in this quarter and I think that she can go all way through.

    semi-finalist: Kvitova

    Semi-finals: Sharapova takes down Radwanska, and Kvitova takes down Petkovic.
    Final: Sharapova wins over Kvitova

    Now for my own pleasure, here are the predictions that will send me to heaven:
    Semi-finals: Wozniacki-Radwanska and Hantuchova-Kuznetsova
    Final: Wozniacki wins over Hantuchova

  6. Gregoire Gentil, hate to rain on your “heaven” match ups but Caro doesn’t have the game for grass, she will win RG next year…clay is her best chance.

    However, I agree very much with your other predictions.

  7. Maria is not winning Wimbledon and thats a fact…visit this space after two weeks.I think Serena Venus or Caro will win Wimbledon.

  8. Well done to her for being daring! Can’t say it very attractive though. Look forward to see what she does with her tennis whites this year…

  9. Sadly,it is a thumbs down for me. I actually generally appreciate her risk taking, but that dress is a no, no. She looks like she’s in a costume.

  10. Marine once again shows her ignorance and prejudice against Bethanie. What exactly is your problem? Your blog stinks and you are obviously very uninformed about tennis.

    You might remember Bethanie’s go at the Moulin Rouge in Paris a few weeks ago. One can see some influence from there in her dress. Bethanie is just too cool for the average dork!

  11. Oh dear, what a flame you are, JohnyB. I think it is you who has a problem and what stinks is your attitude. I have noticed that also from a comment you once left on my blog.
    I dont like how Behtanie presents herself as a tennis player at all and I will speak my mind about it so if you have an issue with that, tough luck.


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