Thursday May 9th, 2013

Bethanie Mattek-Sands Packers fan Bethanie Mattek-Sands says Aaron Rodgers is her dream mixed doubles partner. (Stephen Dunny/Getty Images)

I spoke with Bethanie Mattek-Sands recently for a story about her resurgence this year. During our conversation, I asked her some random questions. Here's how she answered them: What's the last thing you Googled?

Mattek-Sands: I was learning the truth about baby carrots. I had heard that they were dipped in chlorine, so I was getting to the bottom of it. iPhone or BlackBerry?

Mattek-Sands: I converted to the iPhone. I did use BlackBerry a lot for BBM, but the iPhone Internet is way better and it has iMessage and way cooler apps. If you could only dye your hair one color the rest of your life what would it be?

Mattek-Sands: Platinum blonde. What's the first thing that you think of when you step off a plane?

Mattek-Sands: I hope all my bags made it. I've been pretty lucky, but, man, I just really hope everything's here. That would make my life easier. Dream mixed doubles partner?

Mattek-Sands: Aaron Rodgers. I want to do the Discount Double Check with him [as a big Green Bay Packers fan]. What's the most surprising thing you could tell people about your doubles partner, Sania Mirza [of India]?

Mattek-Sands: That I can tell in public? Sania's not here to defend herself, so we gotta draw the line. I would tell you that her English is probably better than some Americans'. The way she communicates -- she gets the sarcasm, the innuendos, abbreviations and slang. I talk to her and she's never not gotten what I said. It's more impressive than most of my American friends. If you were in charge of tennis for one day, what's the first thing you would change?

Mattek-Sands: I think to combine the WTA and the ATP and have a commissioner is a pretty good idea. And a player's union. What's the worst on-court dust-up you've witnessed?

Mattek-Sands: I'm pretty mild on the court, so I've never been involved in any on-court altercations. I am colorful in my clothing, but I keep [the other stuff] to a minimum. The only one that comes to mind that I think is the best is when Marcos Baghdatis crushed his rackets in Australia [last year]. The rackets were still in their stringing bag. I was like, That's awesome.

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